2007-01-13 / News

Logan named ODNR director

COLUMBUS - Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has appointed Sean Logan as director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

"I was fortunate to work with Sean when I was a Member of Congress representing Columbiana County, and I know first-hand how bright and hard-working he is," Strickland said. "Sean truly believes in the potential of Ohio's parks and natural resources, and he's someone who will respect the rights of Ohio sportsmen and women."

Logan's appointment last week was the sixth cabinet appointment made by Strickland.

Logan, 40, is currently the president of the Columbiana County Board of Commissioners. He has been a commissioner since 2001. He currently sits on the Little Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River Advisory Board. From 1990-2000 Logan was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. During his time in the state legislature, Logan served on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee for six years. He won the Columbiana County Federation of Conservation Club Outstanding Service Award.

Logan received a B.A. in political science and speech communication from Muskingum College. He earned his law degree from Capital University Law School in 2001. He married Melissa Davis in 1993, and the couple has three children.

"From camping and hiking to hunting and fishing, our state parks and bountiful natural resources are a vast source of recreation - and economic strength -- for our great state," Logan said. "I look forward to ensuring that Ohio's natural heritage will be enjoyed by Ohioans for generations to come."

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