Robert Broscheid, a longtime part of the leadership team at the Arizona Game and Fish Department, has been selected as the new director for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Broscheid is currently the Special Assistant to the Director at Arizona Game and Fish. He was selected to lead CPW by Colorado Department of Natural Resources executive director Mike King after candidates were considered by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission, as well as a stakeholder group organized to participate in the interview process.
Broscheid began at Arizona Game and Fish in 1997 and moved through a variety of positions of increasing responsibility over 17 years. He started as a Wildlife Specialist and went on to serve as Habitat Branch Chief and Assistant Director of the Wildlife Management Division. For the last six years he has served as Deputy Director for the agency and Executive Director of Arizona’s Natural Resource Review Council established by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to develop a comprehensive, statewide strategy for natural resource management and economic development.
“Bob Broscheid brings a rock solid foundation in natural resources management, a strong focus on serving the customer and remarkable energy and enthusiasm for parks and wildlife stewardship to this position,” King said. “We’ll also benefit from his long experience in working collaboratively across state and federal agencies, as well as with landowners and a wide variety of outdoor recreation, conservation and sporting organizations.”
“I appreciate the opportunity to lead an organization of such dedicated staff, and thank Governor Hickenlooper, the Department of Natural Resources and the Parks and Wildlife Commission for this opportunity,” Broscheid said. “I look forward to leading one of the top parks and wildlife organizations in the country in a place with the kind of natural resources that Colorado offers. It’s a dream come true.”