Frank Gladics is the recently retired Minority Professional Staff for the Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management on the United States Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee and has been in this position since September 2001.
He worked for Senators Frank Murkowski; Peter V. Domenici; and Lisa Murkowski in their roles as Chairman or Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee. He served at the Republican’s principle staff on the Committee’s Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests and worked for Senators Larry E. Craig and John Barrasso during his tenure on the Subcommittee.
During his tenure he worked on every major forestry legislation considered between 2001 and September 2012 including the Healthy Forest Restoration Act, the FLAME Act, several dozen Wilderness Bills and nearly one hundred land exchange and land conveyance bills involving the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Prior to his time in the Senate he worked for three forestry associations including President of the Independent Forest Products Association (1993 – 2000); Vice President for Public Forestry for the American Forest & Paper Association Public Forestry Division (1989 - 1993) and he ran Intermountain Forestry Association’s Rocky Mountain Division in Rapid City, South Dakota from 1987 - 1989.
Frank also spent the first seven and one half years of his professional career with the U.S. Forest Service on the Tongass National Forest in Alaska (1980 – 1984) and the Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming (1984 – 1987).
He is a graduate of Utah State University with a bachelors of Science in Forest Management and a minor in Outdoor Recreation (skiing, hiking, fishing, beer drinking and girls). Not necessarily in that order! He is married to a wonderful gal from Utah for the last 34 years and has two grown children who both work in the Natural Resource field.