Colorado health chief Martin named head of DNR

From Denver Business Journal:

Jim Martin has been named the new executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.

Martin currently is head of the Department of Public Health and Environment. His appointment is effective Nov. 16.

He will succeed Harris Sherman, who has been appointed as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for natural resources and environment, overseeing the Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service…..

Martin was executive director of Western Resource Advocates from 2004 to 2006, and previously was director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado Law School.

He was senior attorney and director of the energy program for Environmental Defense, and from 1986 to 1992 worked for former U.S. Rep. and Sen. Tim Wirth, including four years as state director and counsel.

Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Knox College in Illinois and a law degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon.