Tom Schultz

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Tom Schultz
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Idaho Director of Lands
In office
September 26, 2011 - Present
Years in position 4
PredecessorGeorge Bacon
Base salary$123,593
Elections and appointments
AppointedAugust 23, 2011
Appointed byIdaho Board of Land Commissioners
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia
Master'sUniversity of Wyoming; University of Montana
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Office website
Tom Schultz is the current Idaho Director of Lands. He has served in this position since being appointed by the state Board of Land Commissioners on August 23, 2011.[1]


Before becoming director of lands, Schultz was the Trust Land Division administrator for Montana's Department of Natural Resources and Conservation from 1991 to 2011. He is a former U.S. Air Force officer.[2]

He holds a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Virginia as well as two master's degrees -- in political science and forestry -- from the University of Wyoming and the University of Montana, respectively.[1]


  • Bachelor's degree, government, University of Virginia
  • Master's degree, political science, University of Wyoming
  • Master's degree, forestry, University of Montana

Political career

Director of Lands (2011-Present)

Schultz was appointed state lands director by the Idaho Board of Land Commissioners on August 23, 2011, replacing outgoing director George Bacon. As the director serves at the pleasure of the board of land commissioners, Schultz is not subject to periodic reappointment.



Schultz was appointed as Idaho Director of Lands by the State Board of Land Commissioners on August 23, 2011. Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, who sits on the Land Board, stated, "We had four quality candidates, and I appreciate them stepping forward, especially those that are a part of the department. I think Tom brings a set of skills from Montana that will take the department to the next level.”[1]

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Preceded by
George Bacon
Idaho Director of Lands
Succeeded by