Roger Mangham is coming back to Arkansas and joining the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) as its newest deputy director. Mangham was the director of conservation programs for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Arkansas from 2006-2016, before moving to Alabama to head the TNC Alabama as its state director, a role he has served for the past three and a half years.
Mangham will join fellow AGFC deputy directors, Chris Colclasure and Chris Racey. According to the Commission, he will oversee the Business Administration branch of the agency, which includes the agency’s Fiscal, Human Resources, Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems and Operations divisions.
“We are excited to welcome [Mangham] aboard,” AGFC Director Pat Fitts said in a press statement. “In addition to his long career with The Nature Conservancy in three states, he has covered international assignments in Mexico and Africa, where he conducted prescribed burning workshops. He has experience managing a diverse staff to meet program goals. His skill sets and experiences will complement and enhance our team here at AGFC.”
According to AGFC, Mangham is wrapping up his duties in Alabama and will officially begin his new role at the end of this month, but he will be in attendance at the November Commission meeting and town hall on November 20, in Stuttgart.