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Bear Trust is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit conservation organization governed by the following Board of Directors

Board Chair and Founder: A.C. Smid

Treasurer: Michael Steuert (Retired CFO of Fluor Corporation)

Secretary: Mike Evans (President of the Evans Group)

Directors:

Tony Caligiuri (President and CEO of Boyt Harness Company)

James Cummins (Executive Director of Wildlife Mississippi and Certified Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist)

Denis Dale (President and CEO of Bob Dale Gloves)

Marc Mondavi (Co-Proprietor of Charles Krug Winery)

Science and Education Advisor: Steven Leath (Executive Director of Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports; Former President of Auburn University and Iowa State University; Member of National Science Board)

Emeritus Directors:

Gray Thornton (President and CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation)

 

Linda Demmer (Historic Building Preservation, Land and Wildlife Steward)

Jeff Watkins (Superior Court Judge in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit of Georgia)

Rene Barrientos (Land Conservation)

Gilbert Adams (Attorney at Law)

John Chaney (Entrepreneur & Private Investments)

Derek Craighead (Founder and President of Craighead Berengia South)

Geoff Pampush (VP of Global Partnerships and External Affairs, The Peregrine Fund)

Conservation Committee: 

Kevin Hurley (Vice President of Conservation and Operations for the Wild Sheep Foundation)

Scott Ellis (Executive Director of Guide Outfitters Association British Columbia)

Jennapher Teunissen Van Manen (Director of Operations and Programs for International Association for Bear Research and Management)

Conservation Policy Committee:

James Cummins (Executive Director of Wildlife Mississippi and Certified Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist)

Linda Demmer (Historic Building Preservation, Land and Wildlife Steward)

Maria Davidson (Large Carnivore Program Manager for SCIF)

Development Committee:

Jack Evans (Director of Publications and Editor for Bear Trust International)

Ian Keinath (Owner of Last Chance Fishing)

Logan Young (Executive Director of Bear Trust International)

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