Human Resources

The Directors of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies established the Agency Human Resources (HR) Committee at their meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas, on October 9, 2012.  The HR Committee is responsible for advising the SEAFWA Directors and making recommendations on a broad range of matters regarding effective human resource management at SEAFWA member agencies.  Areas of responsibility shall include but not be limited to, employee recruitment and retention (including minority recruitment); training and development (i.e. degree programs, professional certifications, in-service training, etc.); leadership development, workforce and leadership succession planning; and initiatives for enhancing employee engagement.

The mission of the HR Committee shall be to identify best practices and recommend initiatives or programs that may be implemented by member agencies to enhance the recruitment, professional development and retention of highly skilled employees in positions at all levels.

The Board of Directors also have established the Minorities in Natural Resources Conservation Subcommittee whose mission goals and objectives shall be executed under the umbrella of the HR Committee.    The mission of the MINRC subcommittee is to assist SEAFWA member agencies and federal natural resource conservation agencies in the Southeastern U.S. in efforts to enhance the overall representation of minorities and women in professional occupations within the field of natural resource conservation. In addition, each year the Committee presents an award to the agency which has most improved its work force diversity programs.  MINRC has established policies and procedures under which it operates to accomplish its mission.

Chair: Erica Zendt, SPHR
Human Resources Director

NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Mailing Address: 1703 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1703

919-707-0102 
erica.zendt@ncwildlife.org

Minorities in Natural Resources Conservation
Subcommittee of Human Resources

Chair – Betty Bryant
Assistant Personnel Manager

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

501- 223-6443 
bjbryant@agfc.state.ar.us

Members
Steve James - AL
Bill Freeman - AL
Betty Bryant - AR
Paul Clemons - FL
Mark Whitney - GA
Billye Haslett - KY
Pamela Harrell - LA
Tom Neubauer - MO
Michael Bolder - MS
Vicky Scaggs - OK
Terri McGee - SC
Richard Pharris - TN
Kent White - TX
Rebecca Lane - VA
Chris O'Bara - WV