Pennsylvania Game News - July 2017 - 47
Randy L. Shoup and Deana Vance each was promoted recently to the position of bureau director.
Vance, a Game Commission employee since 1987, is heading the agency's Bureau of Automated
Technology Services, while Shoup, who worked in the field in Montour and Monroe counties
as a WCO, is leading the Bureau of Wildlife Protection.
Vance, Shoup appointed bureau directors
Longtime Game Commission employees benefit from wealth of experience.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission
recently promoted two employees to
bureau director positions.
Deana Vance has been selected as
director of the agency's Bureau of
Automated Technology Services, and
Randy L. Shoup has been selected
as director of the agency's Bureau of
Vance succeeds Paul Mahon, who
retired in December after more than 36
years with the agency, and Shoup fills
the vacancy created by Tom Grohol,
who recently was promoted to Deputy
Executive Director of Administration.
Game Commission Executive Director
Bryan Burhans said Vance and Shoup
benefit from years of experience working
within the agency and their respective
bureaus, and were able to step into their
new positions without breaking stride.
"Deana and Randy lived up to the
expectation they'd hit the ground running,
and they're excelling in their new roles
like the seasoned professionals they
are," Burhans said. "There are no two
individuals better suited to carry out the
important responsibilities of their new
Vance, who came to the Game
Commission in 1987 as a computer
systems analyst, worked her first day as
bureau director Feb. 11.
A native of Chambersburg, Pa., Vance