LEADERSHIP & VALUES

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MEET THE COUNCIL

OFFICERS
miller-darrenPresident
Darren A. Miller, Ph.D., CWB®
NCASI
Box 9681
Mississippi State, MS 39762

o: 662-325-0754; dmiller.tws@gmail.com
Carol ChambersVice President
Carol L. Chambers, Ph.D.
Northern Arizona
University School of Forestry
200 E. Pine Knoll, Room 116
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

o: 928-523-0014 ; carol.chambers@nau.edu
Thompson-125President-Elect
Gary C. White, Ph.D., CWB®
3928 Buckskin Trail
Laporte, CO 80535
970-444-2799 Google Voice
gary.white@colostate.edu
Thompson-125Immediate Past-President
John E. McDonald, Jr., Ph.D.
Westfield State University
Department of Environmental Science
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086-1630
413-572-8393; twsmcdonald@gmail.com

 

SECTION REPRESENTATIVES
Evelyn MerrillCanadian (2021)
Evelyn Merrill, Ph.D., CWB®
University of Alberta
Department of Biological Sciences
Edmonton, AB T6G1Z8 Canada

780-492-2842; emerrill@ualberta.ca
Northwest (2019) (2nd term)
Harriet Allen
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
6218 18th Ave SW
Olympia, WA  98512
360-866-8754; hallen2009@comcast.net
lankaCentral Mountains & Plains (2020) (2nd term)
Bob Lanka, CWB®
1865 North 22nd Street
Laramie, WY 82072
307-760-5839; boblanka5839@gmail.com
Southeastern 2021 (2nd term)
Mike Conner, Ph.D.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center
3988 Jones Center Drive
Newton, GA 39570
229-734-4706 Ext. 278; mconner@jonesctr.org
john moriartyNorth Central (2019)
John J. Moriarty, CWB®
Three Rivers Park District
12615 Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN  55441
763-694-7842; john.moriarty@threeriversparks.org
RamakkaSouthwest (2021)
Jim Ramakka, CWB®
69 Road 2785
Aztec, NM 87410
505-486-2746; j_ramakka@msn.com
JohansenNortheast (2020) (2nd term)
Paul R. Johansen, CWB®
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
324 Fourth Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303
304-558-2771; paul.r.johansen@wv.gov
Western (2019) (2nd term)
Cynthia Graves Perrine
530-570-7036; sectionrep@tws-west.org
CEO STUDENT LIAISON TO COUNCIL
edEd Thompson
The Wildlife Society
425 Barlow Place, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD
ed@wildlife.org
HartelColleen M. Hartel
The Ohio State University
2021 Coffey Road, Room 210
Columbus, OH 43210
cmhartel@gmail.com

 

MEET THE SENIOR STAFF

ed Ed Thompson, CEO
ed@wildlife.org

Ed Thompson joined The Wildlife Society in February, 2014 as Chief Operating Officer after acquiring more than 17 years of executive-level business leadership experience with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, one of the largest membership organizations in the United States serving more than 375,000 members. During his tenure with AOPA, Ed held three different vice president positions that provided him with a wide range of experience in strategic planning and budgeting, member services, product marketing, business development, and corporate partnership and sponsorship. As COO of The Wildlife Society, Ed’s leadership helped the Society achieve significant membership and revenue growth while increasing the organization’s engagement with wildlife professionals, students and the general public through improvements to the Society’s website, e-newsletter, social media, and annual conference.In July, 2017 Ed was promoted to CEO and Executive Director. In this role he provides innovative and collaborative leadership to ensure the Society fulfills its mission and achieves measurable progress on goals and objectives identified and prioritized by TWS Council in accordance with the organization’s Strategic Plan. Ed is responsible for The Wildlife Society’s staff, programs, and overall operational and fiscal integrity of the Society while striving to grow its membership and secure new sources of revenue and support for TWS programs and activities.

Keith Norris Keith A. Norris, AWB®, Director of Wildlife Policy and Programs
keith.norris@wildlife.org

Keith Norris has been with The Wildlife Society since February 2014. He holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife from Purdue University, a M.A. degree in Public Policy & Management from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, and a M.S. degree in Environment & Natural Resources – Wildlife and Fisheries at The Ohio State University. Keith has previously worked in wildlife research for the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment and in program administration for Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow. He has been a member of TWS since 2008, has been involved at all levels of TWS organizational units throughout his career, and is certified as an Associate Wildlife Biologist®. At TWS, Keith is responsible for overseeing TWS’ policy activities, providing support to TWS Chapters and Sections on conservation policy issues, strategically expanding TWS’ engagement with other organizations, and providing direction to the Society professional development and certification programs.