August 8, 2013
The National Conservation Leadership Institute (NCLI) announced its eighth cohort of 36 Fellows for the 2013-2014 leadership development program. These conservation professionals will join the ranks of NCLI alumni carefully selected from state agencies, federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and companies working in the natural resources industry.
The 2013-2014 Fellows are:
Amy Batson, Ducks Unlimited
Michele Baumer, Missouri Dept. of Conservation
Danna Baxley, Kentucky Dept. of Wildlife Resources
Ryan Brown, Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries
Sheila Cameron, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
Joseph Shane Carrier, Kentucky Dept. of Wildlife Resources
Mike Carter, Playa Lakes Joint Venture
Dave Chanda, New Jersey Fish and Wildlife
Shaun Clements, Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Nakia Crims, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Martin Fabritz, Arizona Game and Fish Dept.
Tom Finley, Arizona Game and Fish Dept.
Sherry Fischer, Missouri Dept. of Conservation
Martin Grenier, Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.
Justin Gude, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Brad Gunn, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Alicia Hardin, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Lance Hebdon, Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
Peter Jacobson, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
William Kennedy, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Brent Leisure, Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Craig LeSchack, Ducks Unlimited
Stewart Liley, New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish
Doug Little, National Wild Turkey Federation
Rebekah Martin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jared McJunkin, National Wild Turkey Federation
Salvatore Palazzolo, Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
Timothy Parrett, Ohio Division of Wildlife
Scott Peters, Ohio Division of Wildlife
Erika Rivers, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
Danny Shaw, Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Kristal Stoner, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Phillip Sutton, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Marla Trollan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Shannon Wright, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Donald Young, Jr. Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
The NCLI was created to train tomorrow’s conservation leaders in the latest leadership thinking and practice, and each Fellow will focus on a variety of issues, including a specific leadership challenge from each participant’s own agency or organization. Internationally acclaimed instructors from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and other renowned leadership experts will help deliver the incomparable program during Cohort 8's 10-day residency training that will be held in October 2013.
Cohort 8 also will be supported by peer coaches: Dave Miko, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission; Greg Moore, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife; Lynn Quattro, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources; Joel Pedersen, National Wild Turkey Federation; Alexandra Sandoval, New Mexico Game and Fish Department; and Laura MacLean, Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. The NCLI is staffed by AFWA's Management Assistance Team.
For more information about NCLI, visit conservationleadership.org.
The Management Assistance Team (MAT) is the Association's most unique and diverse program. Located at the National Conservation Training Center, MAT is a consulting and training resource for all 50 of the United State 's fish and wildlife agencies. MAT is responsible for program development and administration of the NCLI.
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