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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Maine master guide and small business owner will be the new head of information and education at the state's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

State officials say Bonnie Holding will be named to the post. She will be in charge of overseeing marketing and communications for the department. The information and education division also oversees Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.

Holding has guided at the Megantic Fish and Game Club and Tim Pond Camps. She owns and operates Gold/Smith Gallery at the Sugarloaf Ski Resort and was the first woman employed as a sales associate by the L.L. Bean hunting and fishing department.

Inland fisheries Commissioner Chandler Woodcock said in a statement that Holding "brings a great deal of experience in the outdoor education field" to the department.

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