NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Phil Savage, of Moulton, Alabama, has been elected to the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Board of Directors.
Savage has been a dedicated NWTF volunteer for the past 20 years and is a founding member of two Golden Gobbler Chapters — Elmore County and the Black Belt Sponsor chapter. His NWTF resume includes serving as a local chapter president and banquet chair. Savage has served as a director on the Alabama State Chapter the past 15 years.
“I am grateful and honored to have the opportunity to sit on the NWTF National Board of Directors,” Savage said. “I’m sure there will be many challenges and rewards as the NWTF moves forward in 2018.”
Savage served four years as state chapter vice president and four years as state chapter president. He currently chairs the Alabama Chapter Steering Committee and also was instrumental in the chapter obtaining an Alabama NWTF distinctive license plate, which has generated thousands of dollars to further the NWTF mission in Alabama.
Savage is a graduate of Auburn University. He retired in 2013 from the USDA Farm Service Agency, where he spent nearly 35 years in agricultural lending in Alabama.
He and his wife, Kathy, are Diamond Life members. They have two children and two grandsons.
“The experience Phil brings to the board is phenomenal,” said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO. “His passion for our mission will help us stay the course to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.”
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit an historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to raise $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.