|Carl G. Roe - Executive Director|
|Carl Roe has served as Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director since December 2005, when he was unanimously selected by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners. Roe was officially sworn into office on December 30, 2005. |
Previously, Roe served as the agency's Bureau of Administrative Services director, and spearheaded the effort to implement an electronic license sale system, commonly referred to as "point-of-sale." The new license sale system is expected to be implemented in the near future.
In 2001, Roe joined the agency as its first ever long-range strategic planner, and has continued in his current position to oversee the implementation of the agency's Strategic Plan.
After serving with the U.S. Army from 1970 to 2000, Roe retired with the rank of colonel, and had taken part in two combat tours in Vietnam and El Salvador. Other overseas tours included Germany and Panama. His last position was as Director of Americas Studies at the U.S. Army War College's Department of National Security Strategy, where he taught strategic planning for national security.
Prior to that, Roe served as garrison commander at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. While there, he was responsible for nine directorates that included Environmental Resources, Education Services, Public Works, Community Activities, Logistics, Human Resources, Information Management, Contracting and Law Enforcement. At Fort Bliss, Roe also had responsibility for wildlife management practices impacting more than 2,000 species on more than 1.1 million acres of land.
At Fort Bliss, Roe developed, executed and managed operating budgets of $120 million and capital improvement budgets of $140 million. He also selected, trained and led teams of inspectors in performing quality control evaluations in a full range of individual and team tasks.
Roe earned a master's degree in public administration from Penn State University; a master's degree in management from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island; a master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas; and a bachelor's degree in political science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Roe served as a board member on the American Red Cross, El Paso Chapter; Rio Grande Council of Governments; and the Economic Development Committee of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce.
A native of Wayne, Montgomery County, Roe grew up hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania, and continued these activities during his young adulthood on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He is a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Woodcock Limited and the National Rifle Association.
Roe currently resides in Carlisle with his wife, Ines. They have two daughters: Courtney and Ashley.