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NWTF Leadership

CEO Notes

A greater meaning

We use the phrase "hunting heritage" when talking about ensuring our privilege to hunt is passed on to future generations. Yet there really isn't a simple dictionary definition to explain it. Hunting heritage is more of a deep-rooted feeling. Just like hunting is more than the act of pursuing game -- it is a lifestyle.

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George Thornton, NWTF CEO

NWTF Board of Directors

Sam Mars III

Vern Ross

Marvin Hartley
Vice President

Bill Buckner

Vincent M. Rosdahl


Sherry Crumley

Robert Dettmer, M.D

Mike Evans.

Robert Higginbotham

Jim Hinkle


Scott Hill

Jere Peak

Bryan Perry

Ronnie Reagin

Parks Shackelford


Harlan Starr

Peggy Anne Vallery

Louis Yount


NWTF Executive Staff

James Earl Kennamer, Ph.D.
Development Advisor to the CEO

Becky Humphries
Chief Conservation Officer

Doug Saunders
Executive Vice President of Marketing and Development

Dave Mahlke
Senior Vice President of Field Operations/Volunteer Relations

Tom Stuckey
Senior Vice President of Development


Ellen Lintal
Chief Financial Officer

Karen Lee
Vice President of Communications

Danny Young
Vice President of Corporate Partnerships

Gregory Werner
Information Technology Director

Willie Underwood
Warehouse and Shipping Manager


Chris Eder
Area Manager - Atlantic/Midwest

Shawn Roberts
Area Manager - Gulf States/West Central

Phil Ferrare
Director of Field Operations - Atlantic

Barnabas Koka
Director of Field Operations - Northwest

Barry Woods
Director of Field Operations - West Central


Scott Vance
Assistant Vice President & Director of NWTF Outdoor Centers

Tom Hughes
Assistant Vice President for Conservation Programs

Brian Zielinski
Director of Conservation Operations

Kurt Dyroff
Director of Conservation Operations


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