COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife recently promoted two employees to fill district manager positions in northwest and southeast Ohio. Former Fish Hatchery Program Administrator Tim Parrett has been named the district manager for Wildlife District Four in southeast Ohio, and former Wildlife Management Supervisor Scott Butterworth has been named the district manager for Wildlife District Two in northwest Ohio.
“Scott and Tim’s work experience and education have prepared them to meet the demands of leadership roles as district managers for the Division of Wildlife,” said ODNR Division of Wildlife Assistant Chief Dave Lane. “Both men are customer-oriented and intend to work with our conservation partners to manage Ohio’s wildlife resources.”
Butterworth and Parrett replaced recent retirees John Daugherty and Mark Hemming. The new district managers started in their new positions on Dec. 16, 2012.
Parrett earned an associate degree in recreation and wildlife from Hocking College and a bachelor’s degree in fisheries management from The Ohio State University. A Lancaster resident, Parrett began his career with the ODNR Division of Wildlife in 1992. He has worked as a fish management unit leader, a fisheries biologist, a fish management supervisor, and most recently, the fish hatchery program administrator at the central office.
Butterworth earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science and a master’s degree in wildlife management, both from Pennsylvania State University. A native of Pittsburgh, Butterworth started his career with West Virginia Wildlife Resources in the central office and then worked as a wildlife biologist for the nongame program. He joined the ODNR Division of Wildlife in 1997 as an assistant wildlife management supervisor. Butterworth most recently worked as northwest Ohio’s wildlife management supervisor.
ODNR works to ensure a balance between wise use and protection of natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.com.