FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Contact: Adam Fisher (207) 215-0701
Governor Accepts Resignation of Marine Resources Commissioner
Augusta – Norm Olsen, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, offered his resignation to Governor Paul LePage this morning. Governor LePage accepted the resignation, which is effective today.
Patrick C Keliher, who was previously Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources has been sworn in as Olsen’s replacement and will serve in an acting capacity while the search opens for a new Commissioner to lead the agency.
“I am grateful to Commissioner Olsen for his work in my administration. Moving forward, I’m confident in Mr. Keliher’s abilities to continue our important work of improving opportunities for Maine’s coastal communities.”
Keliher has worked for the Department of Marine Resources since 2007, when he was hired as director of the Bureau of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat. Prior to his state service, he was Executive Director of the Atlantic Salmon Commission.
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