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DNR Secretary Cole announces additional appointments to leadership team

Contact(s): Andrew Savagian, DNR Office of Communications, 608-261-6422
February 5, 2019

MADISON - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston Cole today announced additional appointments to his leadership team. All three individuals will start in their new roles February 17.

Scott Loomans has been named division administrator for the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division. Loomans has been a policy initiatives advisor in the secretary's office, and prior to that worked for 11 years on policies and rules in the DNR's Fish, Wildlife & Parks Division. He also worked for nine years for the State Assembly's Natural Resources Committee. He majored in journalism at UW-Stevens Point.

Dave Siebert has been named division administrator for the External Services Division. Siebert has been the director of the Environmental Analysis and Sustainability Program since 2004, where he focused on a number of environmental issues, including environmental impact analyses, complex project reviews, energy and utility projects and social science research. Siebert has worked for the DNR for over 27 years, and prior to that worked for U.S. EPA in their Region 5 office in Chicago working on environmental analysis of federally-funded wastewater projects. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Science degree in water resources management from UW-Madison.

Darsi Foss has been named division administrator for the Environmental Management Division. Foss has been the director of the Remediation and Redevelopment Program since 2014, and served as the RR Program's Brownfields Section chief from 1998-2014. Prior to coming to the DNR in 1989, she worked at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., as a policy analyst and presidential management intern. Foss has a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a Master's degree in public administration from Iowa State University.

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 05, 2019

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