Bobby Wilson was named executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency with a unanimous vote by the 13-member Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission during a special online meeting last Friday.
The Commission serves as the governing body of the TWRA.
Wilson, who joined the TWRA in 1979 as a part-time fisheries technician, moves into his new position June 1 after serving as deputy executive director since September 2015. As deputy executive director, he was responsible for the coordination of all field activities for the four TWRA regions and central office programs.
“It is a bittersweet moment for the Commission as we allow Ed Carter to retire and welcome Bobby Wilson into the role of executive director,” said Kurt Holbert, TFWC chairman. “Bobby’s experience and already longstanding successful career with the Agency and established relationships with local, state and national partners will allow the Agency to remain a national leader in wildlife conservation.”
Wilson is a native of Nashville. He holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tennessee Tech. He and his wife, Molly, have three adult children.