The California Fish and Game Commission announces the hiring of Valerie Termini to serve as its executive director. Ms. Termini comes from California Ocean Protection Council staff where she has served as the fisheries policy advisor and as interim executive director.
“We look forward to Ms. Termini’s guidance at the dais,” said California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham. “We’ve heard from a number of stakeholders that the executive director should be up to speed with the Commission’s vast authorities and have specific knowledge of marine policy issues. Ms. Termini’s background brings precisely this expertise.”
“We’re very pleased that Ms. Termini has stepped up to serve this historic Commission,” said Commission President Eric Sklar. “She has shown real vision in addressing challenges and has demonstrated expertise in facilitating resolution to complex issues working with diverse groups of stakeholders. We are thrilled that she will be bringing this skill from her previous experience to the Commission’s work to the great benefit of the state.”
Ms. Termini will be the first female executive director in the Commission’s history. She begins on May 16.