A new regional director has been named for the DNR’s southern region.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says Scott Roemhildt is filling the office after Dennis Frederickson retired this week.

DNR deputy commissioner Dave Schad said, “His experience with building bridges between conservation groups and the agriculture industry makes him well-equipped to handle the many important issues in the southern region.”

Headquartered in New Ulm, the DNR’s southern region is comprised of 32 counties stretching from Mower County in the southeast to Big Stone County in its northwest corner.

Roemhildt said he is looking forward to working with the public as well as the many passionate and professional colleagues within the department. He has been with the DNR since 2011 and has held various leadership roles within the department.