PAMELA DILLON NAMED CHIEF OF THE ODNR DIVISION OF WATERCRAFT
COLUMBUS, OH - Pamela Dillon, who once served as a deputy chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft, has been appointed the division’s new chief. The appointment becomes effective October 1.
“Pam is a well-known figure in Ohio’s boating community,” said Sean D. Logan, ODNR director. “She is widely respected for her enthusiasm and support of paddle sports, as well as her background and knowledge of law enforcement. She is a valuable addition to our ODNR senior staff.”
Dillon joined the Virginia-based American Canoe Association as executive director in November 2002, following a 27-year career with ODNR.
A native of Portsmouth and former Ostrander resident, Dillon first joined ODNR in 1976 as a park naturalist aide, before becoming a state watercraft officer in 1977. She then went on to serve as manager of the division’s public information and education section. From 1996 to 2002, she was one of the division’s two deputy chiefs. In 2002, she was honored as the division’s administrator of the year.
Dillon succeeds acting chief Michael E. Quinn, who will return to his former post as deputy chief. Bill McGarity also continues as a deputy chief in the division.
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For Further Information Contact:
John Wisse, ODNR Division of Watercraft
Cristie Wilt, ODNR office of Communications