Ingram replaces Gordon Myers, who is retiring after holding the job for nearly 12 years. Ingram, 47, has been with the Commission since 1997 and has previously served as major of field operations for the Law Enforcement Division. He resides in Climax with his wife, Renee, and two daughters, Brynne and Brooke. A graduate of East Carolina University, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation with a concentration in Natural Resource Management.
Ingram was chosen for the job following a nationwide search that began last fall and drew in 92 qualified applicants. He will oversee an agency of 650 permanent employees with an annual operating budget of $89 million.