William E.C. Marvin of Tallahassee, Fla.
An active NWTF member since 1992, William Marvin has served on the NWTF National Board of Directors since 2006. He is currently chairman of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, and a member of Policy and Procedures, Hunting Heritage, Audit and Development committees.
Marvin was a founder of the Apalachee Longbeards local chapter in Tallahassee, of which he is still an active member. He served as the Florida State Chapter President from 1999 to 2005. While serving as president, Florida raised more than $1 million annually with the help of 70 chapters and 17,000 members.
For 35 years, Marvin worked for state government, 13 of them with the governor's office as the executive director of one of the governor's councils for individuals with disabilities. One of Marvin's most noteworthy efforts in Florida was in getting several pieces of legislation passed related to hunting and hunters' rights. In addition, Marvin successfully increased the state's matching funds from $20,000 in the mid-90s to $300,000 today.
Marvin serves as president of the Allied Sportsmen's Association and Future of Hunting in Florida. In 2005, he was awarded the Roger Latham Service Award, given to those who have made great contributions to the NWTF's conservation legacy.
Marvin has been married to Judy for 37 years. He is currently a Special Projects Coordinator at the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities.