The Ohio DNR has appointed Michelle Welsh as the law enforcement supervisor for the Wildlife Division’s District 5 in southwest Ohio.
As such, Welch becomes the first-ever female appointed to a Wildlife Division law enforcement administrator position.
Welch began her career with the Natural Resources Department as an intern with the Division of Watercraft in early 2001.
She then served as a seasonal Parks Division officer before becoming a Watercraft Division officer stationed in the Akron area in early 2002.
In Dec. 2002, Welch was accepted into the Wildlife Division’s Officers Academy.
Upon graduation, Welch was assigned to Clinton County in 2003. There she served for two years before being promoted to an agency Wildlife Investigator in 2005.
“Michelle has served with distinction in every position she had held with the Department, and we are pleased to have her leadership and integrity in District 5,” said Bethany McCorkle, the Natural Resources Department’s deputy director for communications.
“Michelle is also an avid and accomplished hunter and angler, and is an excellent ambassador for women in the outdoors.”