NWTF Presents Kevin Howard 2011 Communicator of the Year Award
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The National Wild Turkey Federation honored Howard Communications President Kevin Howard with its 2011 Communicator of the Year Award at the 35th annual NWTF National Convention and Sport Show.
MidwayUSA was the official convention sponsor.
Each year, the NWTF recognizes a communicator who answers the call to promote the NWTF's mission of promoting wild turkey conservation and preserving North America's hunting heritage.
"I am deeply honored to be recognized as the NWTF Communicator of the Year," Howard said. "To be placed in the company of past recipients, many who are long time colleagues and friends, is very humbling.
"Having a career that deals with spreading the word about the outdoors, wildlife conservation and hunting has been a dream come true. Along the way I have had the pleasure to work with many people, companies and the outdoor media in promoting the outdoors. I also have had the pleasure of working with many of the people at the NWTF over the years to help promote the conservation of the wild turkey and our hunting heritage.
"Thank you for the recognition of my efforts that includes everyone who works at Howard Communications. We will continue to work at a promoting the outdoors and the hunting lifestyle in the ever-changing world of communications."
Howard Communications, Inc., based in Elsberry, Mo., is a public relations firm representing several outdoor companies including: Birchwood Casey, Browning, Bushnell, Butler Creek, D.T. Systems, Danner, Final Approach, Hoppe's, Hunter's Specialties, LaCrosse Footwear, M-Pro 7, Millett, Mossy Oak, Nestle Purina PetCare, Simmons, Stoney Point, Tasco, Uncle Mike's and Uncle Mike's Law Enforcement, and Winchester Repeating Arms.
"Kevin's knowledge of and experience in the outdoor industry is apparent in virtually every conversation he's involved in," said NWTF Editorial Director Burt Carey. "One look at the list of clients he represents shows his dedication and passion for the wild turkey and the NWTF. I couldn't be happier that the NWTF Board of Directors looked beyond traditional media to recognize Kevin's accomplishments and the important role he plays as a PR professional."
Howard has spent the last 26 years working in the outdoors industry. He founded Howard Communications in 1999. The company is known by the outdoor media for its quick response to requests for information and attention to detail.
Past NWTF Communicator of the Year Award recipients include: Tom Fegely (2002), Ron Schara (2003), J. Wayne Fears (2004), Grits Gresham (2005), Jim Zumbo (2006), Jim Casada (2007), Glenn Sapir (2008) Col. Tom Kelly (2009) and Ronnie "Cuz" Strickland (2010).
The NWTF is a nonprofit conservation organization that works daily to further its mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage. Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $331 million to conserve 15.9 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.
2011 Convention Sponsors
Academy Sports and Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops, Bank of America, Benelli USA, Browning-USRAC, Call Makers and Collectors Association of America, Chevrolet, Federal Premium Ammunition, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, HuntVe, Marlin Firearms Company, Mossberg & Sons Inc., Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nationwide, The Outdoor Connection Inc., Remington Arms Company Inc., Rivers Edge Treestands, SHE Outdoor Apparel, U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, Weatherby Inc., Wild Turkey Bourbon, Winchester/Olin Corporation