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President of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, 2012-2013
Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks
About Jeff Vonk:
Jeff Vonk is the Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. He began his service to South Dakota in January 2007. Prior to his current position, he was Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and served in that position from 2001-2006.
From 1979 to 2001, Vonk worked with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. In 2001, he received the Presidential Meritorious Service Award, the highest recognition offered to federal Career Civil servants.
Vonk is a graduate of the University of Maine, at Orono, with an M.S. in Wildlife Management. He also holds a B.S in Forest Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, New York, and a B.S. in Biology from Syracuse University, New York.
2012-2013 AFWA President
Secretary, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks