Jon Gassett

Wildlife Management Institute

Jon Gassett

Dr. Jonathan Gassett is the Southeastern Field Representative for WMI. Jon has more than 20 years’ experience as experience as a biologist, strategic planner, supervisor, and administrator. Prior to joining WMI in 2013, he served as the Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, which included oversight of all agency divisions including strategic planning, personnel management, program oversight, budget development and tracking, and statutory, regulatory, and policy development and implementation. Jon also served as Wildlife Division Director and Big Game Coordinator for Kentucky. Jon has served as President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and has chaired numerous committees in all three Associations. Jon serves on the Board of Directors of the National Conservation Leadership Institute. Jon is a graduate of the inaugural class of the National Conservation Leadership Institute and holds Ph.D. and M.S. Degrees in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia and a B.S. Degree in Biology from Kennesaw State University.