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June 1, 2011

MADISON - Russ Rasmussen has been appointed to the position of Deputy Administrator for the Department of Natural Resources - Division of Water. Rasmussen has worked for the State of Wisconsin for 19 years, spending the last 13 years with DNR in several capacities, most recently as the Director of the Bureau of Watershed Management.

"I'm pleased that Russ accepted the offer of this leadership position and I look forward to working closely with him," said Ken Johnson, Division of Water administrator. "Russ' experience in private business and government, his knowledge of water resources and issues and his management skills are a great asset to the management team."

Rasmussen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Edgewood College in Madison. He has 16 years of private sector experience.

"I'm exited to work with such a great staff and management team to continue to maintain and improve the water and fisheries resources that make Wisconsin such a great state in which to live," Rasmussen said.

Previously, Rasmussen worked for the state Department of Administration and Department of Transportation. He has been director of the DNR Bureau of Watershed Management since 2004.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Russ Rasmussen - 608-267-7651

Last Revised: Wednesday, June 01, 2011

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