Doug Domenech

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Doug Domenech, former Loudon County [Virginia] Republican Committee Chairman, was appointed in July 2001 by President George W. Bush to "the position of deputy director of the Office of External and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior." In January 2002, Domenech was appointed "as the White House Liaison for the Department of the Interior," reported January 11, 2002.

"Prior to joining the administration, Domenech had a mix of government affairs and natural resource work experience. He worked for 12 years for the Forest Resources Association, a national trade association representing the forest products industry, serving as its southwestern division forester in Jackson, MS, and later its southeastern division forester in Charleston, SC. Prior to that, he was acting coordinator of the timber harvesting management program at Alabama A&M University and worked as a field researcher on a biomass energy project funded by the Department of Energy.

"A 1978 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in forestry and wildlife management, Domenech was appointed to the Virginia board of Forestry by Gov. Jim Gilmore and was a member" of Governor George Allen's Commonwealth Competition Council. [1]

"He recently served as executive director of the National Center for Home Education, a division of the Home School Legal Defense Association in Purcellville, and executive director of the Madison Project, a conservative Republican political action committee." [2]

On January 7, 2009, Domenech was appointed Secretary of Natural Resources by Virginia Governor-elect Bob McDonnell. [3]

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