The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently made two high-level appointments.
Steve Colvin is the new deputy director of the Ecological and Water Resources Division, replacing Dave Luethe who retired.
“Steve is a top-notch veteran of the division who has shown an impressive capacity to manage tough issues,” noted Steve Hirsh, Ecological and Water Resources Division director. “He has the unique ability for both high-level strategic thinking, as well as diving into complex details when needed. I’m confident Steve’s talents will serve the division well as we continue to deliver healthy watersheds throughout
Colvin served at the
He also served as a natural resources programs supervisor for ecological resources and spent the last five years as the department’s state administrative planning director, leading the environmental review unit.
Colvin earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from
His first day as deputy director is Jan. 30.
Luke Skinner is the new deputy director for the Parks and Trails Division. Skinner has served as the division’s acting deputy director since May.
Skinner has more than 20 years of experience with the
“Luke brings valuable perspective and experience to the legislative, policy and organizational design challenges we continue to face in parks and trails,” said Courtland Nelson, director of the
Skinner earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a doctorate in entomology from the
Skinner’s first day as deputy director was Jan. 7.