Terry Steinwand was appointed by Gov. John Hoeven to head up the state's Game and Fish Department January 1, 2006, after serving in the department's fisheries division for 22 years.
Terry began his career with the department in 1982 as a fisheries biologist for the Garrison Diversion. In 1989, he was named Fisheries Division Chief and administered programs for fisheries production, management, research, development and aquatic habitat.
A native of Garrison, Terry received a bachelor's degree in Fish and Wildlife Management and a master's degree in biology from the University of North Dakota. He received the Director's Award for Professional Excellence in 1987 and the Project Wild Certificate of Recognition in 1990.