Department of Fish and Wildlife
Governor Appoints Three To Kentucky Fish And Wildlife Commission
Governor Steve Beshear has appointed three new members to the nine-member Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission effective August 14. Each term is effective through August 13, 2014.
David M. Williams II, of Reynolds Station, is an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau. Williams will represent the Second Wildlife District. He replaces Dale Franklin, whose term expired.
Stuart N. Ray, of Louisville, is executive vice-president of Steel Technologies LLC. He will represent the Third Wildlife District. He replaces Tony Brown, whose term expired.
Norman “Joe” Fryman, of Paris, is senior vice-president of Kentucky Bank. He will represent the Eighth Wildlife District. He replaces Rick D. Storm, whose term expired.
Williams also is an Ohio County farmer who has raised soybeans, corn, cattle, tobacco, Boer goats and llamas. He enjoys hunting, fishing, showing horses and spending time with his family. He earned a bachelor’s degree in science/agriculture from Western Kentucky University in 1995.
Williams is a longtime Ducks Unlimited committee member and chairman. His memberships include the Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, Daviess County Lions Club, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the National Rifle Association. He is a deacon, moderator and Sunday School Director of Whitesville Baptist Church.
He is married to Ann Marie Williams, principal of East View Elementary School in Daviess County. The couple have four children: Martin, 11; Larkin, 9; Benjamin, 6; and Scarlettann, 2.
Ray enjoys hunting, fishing and golf. He is a licensed falconer. He is a co-founder, member of the board of directors and past chairman of the George Rogers Clark Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
His memberships include the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Quail Forever, Trout Unlimited, Quality Deer Management Association, League of Kentucky Sportsmen and Safari Club International. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He has served as a director on numerous charity, business and trade association boards.
He is married to Michele R. Ray. The couple have five children: Randal Elizabeth, 21; Shelby Ann, 20; Jordan Marie, 20; Olivia Clare, 9; and S. Parker, 5.
Fryman, an avid hunter and fisherman, was a major tobacco producer until the tobacco buyout. He now raises cattle and hay on his 250-acre Bourbon County farm. He also owns Fryman’s boat dock, which has been owned and operated by the Fryman family since the early 1930s.
He is married to Lana Fryman, Bourbon County School Superintendent. The couple have a son, Ben, and a daughter, Beth.