Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently announced several staff appointments at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including a Spring Hope man.
Scott Bissette, of Spring Hope, was appointed as Assistant Commissioner overseeing the NC Forest Service. He had been serving in the interim since December.
The Forest Service is responsible for protecting, managing and promoting forest resources in North Carolina.
Bissette has held a variety of positions in more than 16 years with the department. Before moving to the Forest Service, he served on the department’s executive staff as agricultural programs administrator. He also has more than 22 years of service with the Stanhope Volunteer Fire Department. Bissette earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from UNC-Chapel Hill.