Lee E. Perry
Rural Route 1 Box 4450
Wayne, Maine 04284
Commissioner Jim Jones
Chair, Search Committee
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
2 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Dear Commissioner Jones:
I am enclosing my resume for consideration for the position of Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine at Orono and successfully completed a 240 hour post graduate program in public administration at Arizona State University. I have completed over 100 hours of additional elective classes, workshops and seminars addressing management issues. I have satisfied the educational, experience and ethical requirements to become a Certified Wildlife Biologist through The Wildlife Society and a Certified Public Manager under the auspices of the National Consortium of the Certified Public Manager Program. I have extensive leadership, administrative and supervisory experience.
Throughout my career, it has been my privilege to be associated with elected and appointed officials, highly skilled and dedicated professionals and many other people who represent different viewpoints but who work together to accomplish common fish and wildlife conservation goals. My work in two regions of the country, active involvement in the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and interaction with a variety of federal and nongovernmental conservation organizations has allowed me to build an expansive network with other conservation leaders throughout the Nation. These associations have exposed me to differing opinions and approaches as well as provided me with an opportunity to benefit fish and wildlife and people who depend upon those resources for their recreational and economic benefit.
I believe that employees are critical to the effectiveness of any organization and that, for an agency is to be effective, employees must perform as a team. As a leader, it has been my responsibility to create an environment in which employees can succeed by defining a common purpose for the team, developing goals, communicating expectations, providing training, rewarding excellence and addressing poor performance.
As fish and wildlife stewards, I believe that it is our responsibility to work with people with varying interests to ensure that they are informed and are able to participate in decision making processes affecting management of their resources. I also realize that for decades people with an interest in the outdoors have provided both the political and financial support for conservation programs. I strongly believe that public involvement is a critical element in maintaining and eliciting public support for the Department and its programs.
I believe that I have demonstrated an ability to lead people, develop teams, secure the public's trust, engender public support, build partnerships, promote sound resource management, encourage involvement in outdoor recreation and deliver cost effective programs.
I look forward to having an opportunity to talk with you and the Commission about this position.
Lee E. Perry