Miyamoto named Wyo. Livestock Board director
September 12, 2014
Doug Miyamoto has been appointed as Director of the Wyoming Livestock Board. His background in Wyoming state government as Assistant Director over six divisions at the Department of Agriculture gives him the managerial experience necessary to lead the Livestock Board.
A Rawlins native, Miyamoto was educated at the University of Wyoming. He has previous experience working as the Natural Resource Conservation Service Liaison to the Western Governor's Association. Prior to this, he worked as the NRCS Liaison to the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts where he facilitated multiple steering committees through the watershed planning process in Wyoming. He also worked as a NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist, a Research Assistant in Rangeland Ecology at the University of Wyoming and a Water Rights Analyst with the Wyoming State Engineer's Office.
While with the WDA, Doug attended the Wyoming Brucellosis Coordination Team meetings. He was responsible for legislative activities including testimony to various committees of the legislature, reporting fiscal impacts of proposed bills, providing comments on interim activities and bill proposals. He collaborated with agriculture industry groups for special projects and comments on federal actions.
"Doug's skill as a communicator and friendly personality will be real pluses in his work overseeing the agency and he has done a great job as the interim Director since January. Doug has the keen ability to bring a common sense approach when it comes to dealing with hard decisions", said Board president, Joe Thomas.
–Wyoming Livestock Board