Executive Director

The executive director provides day-to-day administrative leadership for the 2,100+ full-time and 840+ OPS employees of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The director serves at the pleasure of the Commissioners, and any new appointee the Commissioners select must also be confirmed by the Senate.

Nick Wiley is executive director.

Within the Office of the Executive Director are:

Also included under the executive director's direct supervision is the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, headquartered in St. Petersburg.

The FWC has authorized its Executive Director to perform some of the agency functions.  A list of recently executed orders is available on the Executive Orders Not a Mobile-Enabled Link page.



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