President Trump announces intent to nominate Robert Wallace as Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump announced on Friday that he plans to nominate Robert Wallace of Wyoming as an Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife in the Department of Interior.
Wallace is from Evanston, Wyoming and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in petroleum engineering. After graduating, Wallace became a ranger from Grand Teton National Park and was eventually appointed as assistant director of the National Park Service in Washington, D.C.
After that Wallace served as chief of staff to United States Senator Malcolm Wallop, chief of staff to Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer, and Republican staff director of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
He also spent 17 years as a government-relations manager for GE Energy.
Wallace is co-founder and president of Upper Green River Conservancy, a co-op conservation bank created to manage greater sagebrush grouse habitat in southwestern Wyoming while providing energy development and continued ranching.
As the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife, Wallace would oversee the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.