Jonathan Gassett, Ph.D.

WMI Southeastern Field Representative
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Jon Gassett served as Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR), for 8 years.  As Commissioner, he provided general supervision and control of all activities, functions, appointments, and employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.  Primary responsibilities include oversight of all agency divisions including, but not limited to, strategic planning, personnel management, program oversight, budget development and tracking, and statutory, regulatory, and policy development.  Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Jon served as Wildlife Division Director (4 years) and Big Game Coordinator (2 years) with the KDFWR.  Jon has served as President of the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and has chaired numerous committees in all three Associations.  Jon serves on the Board of Directors of the National Conservation Leadership Institute, and the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative. 

Jon is a graduate of the inaugural class of the National Conservation Leadership Institute and holds a Ph.D. and M.S Degrees in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia and a B.S. Degree in Biology from Kennesaw State University.

226 Victoria Way
Georgetown, KY 40324
502-330-9025