AUGUSTA – Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Judy Camuso announced today that Mark Latti will serve as the communications director for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Latti first joined MDIFW in 1998, and brings a wealth of experience with both the department and the media to the position. 

“Mark’s extensive experience in communications, his working knowledge and involvement within the department, and his relationships with staff and the media make him an ideal choice for this role,” said MDIFW Commissioner Judy Camuso. 

Latti will oversee all media relations and communications for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, which includes the Maine Warden Service, the fisheries and wildlife divisions, and the divisions of licensing, information and education, engineering and the Commissioner’s office. Latti will also coordinate communications with the governor’s office. 

“Mark will provide a familiar and clear, consistent voice for the entire Department in communications with the media and the Governor’s office,” said Camuso. 

When he first joined the Department in 1998, Latti oversaw all media relations for the department until he left for a similar communications role at MaineDOT in 2008. In 2011, he returned and directed the landowner relations program for two years before moving to his current position overseeing communications for the Bureau of Resource Management. He was involved in the success of three statewide campaigns for MDIFW, including the defeat of two different bear referendums in 2014 and 2004, as well as the voter approval of a $7.2 million hatchery bond in 2002. 

Prior to joining the Department, Mark was the Communications Manager at the Sugarloaf Ski Resort, and served as either an editor or writer with several Maine Newspapers including the Portland Press Herald, Central Maine Morning Sentinel, the York County Coast Star and the Sugarloaf Irregular.  He is the former chair and current member of the Brunswick Marine Resources committee, and has served on the board of directors for the Maine Wilderness Watershed Trust, the New England Outdoor Writers Association and Midcoast Youth Hockey. 

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