News Release

Forest Service Announces Changes in National Leadership Team

December 18, 2001 -

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth today announced three additional changes in the national leadership team ranks. Bosworth announced Joel Holtrop has been selected to be the new deputy chief for state and private forestry; Paul Brouha will be moving to become director of strategic planning and resource assessment; and Gloria Manning will assume the duties of associate deputy chief for national forest systems.

Holtrop began working for the Forest Service in 1977 on the Eldorado in the Pacific Region as a forester. He worked on the Mt. Hood National Forest as a timber management assistant. Holtrop was a district ranger and later deputy forest supervisor on the Nicolet National Forest. In 1990 he was promoted to forest supervisor on the Flathead National Forest in Kalispell, Mont. His next move was to Washington, D.C. in 1996, where he was deputy director, range management from 1996 to 1999, and his current position, director of watershed, fish, wildlife, air and rare plants staff since January of 2000.

Holtrop received a bachelor's degree in forestry from Michigan State University in 1974, and a master's degree in forestry from the University of Washington in 1982

Manning began her career with the Forest Service as a forest planner for the National Forests in North Carolina in 1979. She was also a planner for state and private forestry, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forest. She has also served as a deputy regional forester in the Southern Region and associate deputy chief business operations in Washington, D.C.

Manning received her bachelor's degree from Florida A&M University in 1964 and her master's degree from Florida State University in 1974.

Brouha, previously associate deputy chief for national forest systems, will become the director of strategic planning and resource assessment. Brouha joined the Forest Service in 1980 as a fisheries biologist on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Redding Calif. He has worked as regional fisheries program manager in Missoula, Mont., national fisheries program manager in Washington, D.C. He also served as executive director American Fisheries Society.

Brouha received a bachelor's degree in science from Pennsylvania State University in 1967 and a master's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1974.