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Former Public Lands Commissioner Joins National Lab

March 16, 1998 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – Brian J. Boyle has been named associate director of strategic planning at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Located in Seattle, Boyle is responsible for expanding Pacific Northwest's participation in natural resource management issues in the Northwest. He also will contribute to Pacific Northwest's agriculture and food processing initiative in the environmental impact and resource management areas.

Boyle will be responsible for marshaling Pacific Northwest's comprehensive scientific and technical capabilities to help agencies, industrial organizations, agricultural and forest landowners and Native American tribes resolve natural resource problems, reduce gridlock, and avoid lawsuits.

From 1981 to 1993, Boyle served as the elected Commissioner of Public Lands for Washington state. In that position, he led 1,300 employees in the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Since then, Boyle was a visiting professor at the University of Washington College of Forest Resources, and served as president of the Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center, an interactive educational center in Seattle. He also worked as a private consultant providing forest policy and regulatory consulting services.

Boyle earned a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering from the Montana School of Mines (now Montana Tech) in Butte, Mont., in 1964 and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Portland in Oregon in 1973.

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