The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner has hired the Jim Douglas to become the agency's new director.
The 61-year-old Douglas currently serves as the agency's deputy director. He will take over for current director Rex Amack, who is retiring in April after 24 years as the head of Game and Parks.
Douglas has been deputy director since December 2010 after serving as wildlife division administrator since 1994. He joined the agency in 1974 as a staffer in the fisheries division.
Douglas is a native of Illinois, and has a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology from the University of Montana and a master's degree in management from Bellevue University.