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Bryan Burhans

Burhans, Bryan

Bryan J. Burhans is deputy executive director of administration for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He is responsible for assisting in the planning and directing of statewide wildlife management programs for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and developing and maintaining administrative procedures for the day-to-day management of the agency through coordination of the agency's bureau directors.

Prior to joining the Game Commission, he served as the president & CEO of the American Chestnut Foundation headquartered in Asheville, NC. He also served on the executive staff at the National Wild Turkey Federation for more than 12 years, as a wildlife biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and as a biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Since 1995, his professional role has focused heavily on agency management and board of director development. His educational background includes a master's degree in wildlife and fisheries biology from Frostburg State University, a bachelor's degree in wildlife science from the Pennsylvania State University, and an Associate of Science degree in wildlife technology from the Pennsylvania State University, DuBois campus.