Figured named PGC northeast region director

DANIEL FIGURED

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that Daniel Figured has been named the director of the agency’s Northeast Region. Figured, who previously served as the Northeast Region Law Enforcement Supervisor, fills the vacancy created when Steve J. Schweitzer retired on April 13.

“It is a great pleasure to announce the selection of Dan Figured as the new Region Director for the Northeast Region of the Pennsylvania Game Commission,” Roe said. “Dan is a highly qualified officer who has demonstrated the necessary skills and leadership for the position. We have every confidence that Dan will do an exceptional job.”

As region director, Figured will be responsible for all Game Commission information and education programs and wildlife protection activities in the agency’s 13-county Northeast Region. He also will oversee the habitat improvement projects and all other land management activities on the nearly 367,000 acres of State Game Lands in the region.

A graduate of the 23rd Class of the Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation, Figured was assigned to a Wildlife Conservation Officer district inDelawareCountyin 1996. In 2006, Figured was promoted to Northeast Region Law Enforcement Supervisor.

During his career with the Game Commission, Figured has been recognized for his service by being named the Northeast Region nominee for the Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of Year in 2000, and the Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association Wildlife Officer of the Year in 2003.

Prior to joining the Game Commission full time, Figured served as a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer inLackawannaCounty.

A native ofScranton,LackawannaCounty, Figured graduated fromWestScrantonHigh School. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture science fromPennsylvaniaStateUniversity. He currently resides in Olyphant,LackawannaCounty.

The agency’s Northeast Region is comprised of: Bradford, Carbon,Columbia,Lackawanna, Luzerne,Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna,WayneandWyomingcounties. The office is at the intersection of Routes 118 and 415 inDallas,LuzerneCounty. The phone number is 675-1143.