OLYMPIA - Ronald J. McQueen has been named assistant director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) Business Services Program.
McQueen begins work with WDFW Monday (June 20), assuming the duties of Jim Lux, who is retiring as the department’s Business Services director.
As assistant director for WDFW’s Business Services Program, McQueen will oversee the program’s annual operating budget of more than $27.6 million, and will direct the department’s recreational licensing, information technology, engineering and financial services, as well as administering the agency’s $22 million annual capital budget.
“Ron’s extensive experience in managing financial services and information technology will allow us to continue our progress in strengthening our business practices and in using new technology to better serve the citizens of this state,” said WDFW Director Jeff Koenings.
“Although Ron’s technical skills are outstanding, I’m also pleased with his ability to work with people involved in all aspects of this diverse agency,” Koenings added.
An Olympia resident, McQueen has served 19 years with the Washington Department of General Administration, and for the past seven years has been the department’s Assistant Director of Administrative Services. He also has headed the management and budget division of the state Department of Corrections and worked on criminal justice policy issues for the state Office of Financial Management. Earlier in his career, he worked as an administrator with the Kentucky Department of Justice and as a criminal justice specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice.
McQueen holds a law degree from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta, Ga., as well as a masters of science degree in police administration from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.