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Hobbie Sealy Appointed Assistant Conservation Commissioner

January 12, 2007

Governor Bob Riley has appointed Hobbie Leonard Sealy to serve as Assistant Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Sealy will be responsible for helping guide the agency toward accomplishing its mission to promote the wise stewardship and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources. “Hobbie Sealy brings a wealth of experience to state government and I am confident he will serve in an exemplary manner,” said Governor Riley.

Sealy is a former Director of Marketing for the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) and served 21 years with the Air Force, retiring with the rank of colonel. Most recently, he worked as a tax accountant for Seivers and Company in Wetumpka.

Conservation Commissioner Barnett Lawley welcomes Sealy to the Department. “I know that he will be a valuable addition to our staff, and I look forward to working closely with him to further the goals of the Conservation Department,” he said.

Commenting on his appointment, Sealy said, “I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve the people of Alabama. I have been an avid outdoorsman all my life and have a great respect and appreciation for the natural resources of our beautiful state. I look forward to helping Commissioner Lawley and his outstanding team continue the successful management of the Department. I am grateful to Governor Riley for his confidence in my abilities and will do all that I can to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy Alabama’s natural resources.”

A native of Montgomery, Sealy is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

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