Sam Mars III
Sam Mars is a Diamond Life member who is completing his fifth term on the national board of directors. His career with the NWTF began nearly 30 years ago and has served the organization in many capacities, holding offices on local and state levels, including Tennessee State Chapter president. He has also served as a national convention chairman.
Sam has received accolades for his work with the NWTF, including his local chapter’s outstanding service award, named to the Tennessee Turkey Hunter’s Hall of Fame, and the national Roger Latham Service Award. Sam currently serves as president of the national board and is active on numerous committees. He also served as secretary and vice president.
He is a partner in Mars Properties, a family-owned real
estate ventures company in neighboring Middlesboro, Ky. He
is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Sam also serves
on other boards, including Commercial Bank and Lincoln
Memorial University locally, as well as the Tennessee Wildlife
Sam and his wife, Debbie, have five grown children and