Scott Roemhildt was named the regional director for the DNR’s southern region, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Roemhildt is filling the office after Dennis Frederickson retired as of Feb. 6.

“Scott Roemhildt brings a wealth of knowledge to the position,” said Dave Schad, DNR deputy commissioner. “His experience with building bridges between conservation groups and the agriculture industry makes him well-equipped to handle the many important issues in the southern region.”

Headquartered in New Ulm, the DNR’s southern region is comprised of 32 counties stretching from Mower County in the southeast to Big Stone County in its northwest corner.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity,” Roemhildt said. “I look forward to working with the public as well as the many passionate and professional colleagues within the department.”

Roemhildt is a native of Waseca County. He has been with the DNR since 2011 and has held various leadership roles within the department, most recently as coordinator of the DNR’s Walk-In Access program. He will continue to lead that successful program.

Prior to the DNR, Roemhildt held positions with Pheasants Forever, AgStar Financial, Hubbard Milling Company and as adjunct faculty at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Roemhildt is an avid outdoorsman, spending time with his family hunting, camping, snowshoeing and making maple syrup.

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Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR