State Forester Russell Bozeman announced today that Richard McInnis has been named the Assistant State Forester for the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC).
“Richard brings more than two decades of experience with him into this new role,” Bozeman said. “The knowledge of Mississippi’s forest industry and resources he brings into his new role will continue to make him a valuable asset to the agency.”
McInnis has worked for the MFC for 27 years. In his current role as Forest Management Chief, McInnis oversaw the daily operation of a number of the MFC’s programs, including the State Forest Program, Public Lands Program, Forest Stewardship Program and State and Federal Cost-share Programs.
As Assistant State Forester, McInnis will provide technical assistance to the State Forester. He will work with federal, state, industry and nongovernmental organization partners to promote Mississippi’s forestry industry. He will also oversee the MFC’s Forest Legacy Program as well as the state Forest Inventory and Analysis Program.
A 1988 graduate of Mississippi State University, McInnis resides in Wesson with his wife Becky and sons, Will and Sam.