ODNR appoints three deputy directors

March 22, 2007

COLUMBUS, OH - Sean D. Logan, Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, announced today three key executive personnel appointments at the agency. Joining the Director’s leadership team are Deputy Directors Anthony Celebrezze, Cathryn Loucas and Anthony Trevena. All three will be on board by mid April.

Celebrezze has worked for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance since 1999. As Director of State Services he developed and coordinated strategies and fundraising efforts to pass sportsmen’s legislation throughout the country.

He also has experience working with legislators, serving as the Administrative Director to Congressman Dennis Kucinich and as a Legislative Aide in the Ohio Senate. Celebrezze is a member and past chairman of the Ohio Environmental Council; a member of the Hilltop Sportsmen Club; and an honorary member of the Rushcreek Sportsmen Club. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves during Desert Storm.

"We are very fortunate to have such a high-caliber professional like Anthony join our agency," Logan said. “His experience and long history in working with ODNR stakeholders will only strengthen and improve our relationships with the public."

As Deputy Director of Recreation and Resource Management, Celebrezze will oversee the divisions of Forestry, Natural Areas and Preserves, Parks and Recreation, Watercraft and Wildlife.

Click here to read the entire press release from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Commentary from Buckeye Firearms Association's Larry S. Moore:
I am very glad to see Director Logan moving forward to fill the remaining
positions within ODNR. The selection of Tony Celebrezze as Deputy Director
over Forestry, DNAP, Wildlife, Park and Watercraft is an outstanding choice.

Many sportsmen will know Tony from his dedicated work with the US Sportsmen
Alliance. I've worked with Tony on a variety of issues over several years.
Tony has a thorough grasp of the issues facing sportsmen and the particular
ODNR Divisions. Tony has always had the interests of sportsmen and
conservation of natural resources at heart in all of his work. I
congratulate him on the appointment.

Buckeye Firearms Association has worked with Tony and the USSA on several issues
including the Apprentice Hunting License and co-sponsoring legislative
receptions. We look forward to continuing that support and working
relationship with Tony and all the leadership at ODNR.

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