Daniel M. Ashe

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Daniel M. Ashe is the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The United States Senate held a hearing on his nomination on February 15, 2011[1] and confirmed him to the post by unanimous consent on June 30, 2011.[2] Ashe previously was Deputy Director for Policy of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). His prior positions included being a member of the staff of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (1982–95), Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System (1998-2003), and Science Advisor to the Director of the USFWS (2003).[3]

Ashe graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Marine Affairs, and also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biological science from Florida State University. He wrote his master's thesis on wetland mitigation, and it was published in the Coastal Zone Management Journal in 1982.[3]

He lives in Maryland with his family. He enjoys tennis and waterfowl hunting.[3]