DNR’s AgForestry Foundations Class 33

Ryan Cloud and Mary McDonald of AgForestry Class 33DNR is proud to congratulate Ryan Cloud, a Natural Resources Specialist in our Southeast Region, and Mary McDonald, Assistant Region Manager, Pacific Cascade Region, for their recent completion of the AgForestry Foundation’s Class 33, which began in 2010.

Ryan and Mary were selected by the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation (WAFEF) in a process that began with employee nominations through agency managers. Individuals were selected to move on to the final process by DNR’s Executive Management Team.

New class in leadership development to begin
The selection of participants in Class 35 is underway, and an announcement is likely this summer.

Participation in the AgForestry Leadership Program is part of DNR’s continuing focus on performance management, leadership development, and succession planning.
The AgForestry program is provided by the WAFEF, a non-profit organization. The program allows successful applicants, like Mary and Ryan, to become immersed in the political, economic, social, and environmental issues at the core of DNR’s unique role in natural resources management. Program participants learn how leadership, communication, and vision influence success in the natural resources business environment.