Alabama installs female forester
Appointee is first in South to hold position
MONTGOMERY (AP) — Linda S. Casey was sworn in Friday by Gov. Bob Riley as Alabama’s first female state forester and will begin work Feb. 1.
The Alabama Forestry Commission selected Casey to oversee state forestry programs, and Riley approved her hiring.
Casey, who had managed fiber supplies for the east region of International Paper in Georgetown, S.C., becomes the first female forester in the Deep South.
Casey, 56, will oversee an agency with 330 employees scattered across the state.
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