Mississippi Wildlife Federation Welcomes New Executive Director

Jan 31 • Paul Davis

Date: January 31, 2018

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation is proud to announce and welcome Lindsey Lemmons as their new Executive Director. Lemmons will oversee all aspects of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s operations including issue development and advocacy, administration, fundraising, staff supervision, event planning, membership, communications, and program activities. She will manage all Federation employees, appoint staff, plan for events and fundraising, supervise all conservation and education programs conducted by the Federation, and formulate position recommendations on a variety of environmental issues.

Lindsey is an expert strategist with a sincere passion for conserving our outdoor heritage. She is effective in environmental policy development and implementation for both public and private entities, and applies this knowledge to cultivate partners and support. She is known for her ability to collaborate, engage, and build strong relationships with individuals of various backgrounds by utilizing exceptional communication skills in combination with expertise in relationship management, performance management, natural and cultural resources, planning for energy and water conservation, green procurement, regulatory compliance, and community outreach.

Lemmons worked for the Mississippi National Guard for over 10 years, where she effectively identified deficiencies in environmental performance and strategically advised on issues for large-scale implementation, positioning the organization to secure $20M for wastewater infrastructure improvements. Lindsey provided simple solutions to maximize impacts of legislative funding opportunities and successfully advised on programming to secure and maintain multi-million dollar budgets while saving the organization over $200,000 in administrative costs. Before joining MWF, Lindsey spent over 2 years with The Nature Conservancy of Mississippi, applying her skills towards a fundraising team and strategy that doubled the organization’s giving in one year.

Demery Grubbs, MWF Board President, states “We are very excited to welcome Lindsey to our team at MWF. Not only will she bring fresh energy and ideas to the Federation, but will also bring a wealth of knowledge for managing policies and programs.”

Contact:  Lindsey Lemmons, MWF Executive Director
(662) 694-9249

Hunter’s Donate 250,000 meals to needy through Hunter’s Harvest Program

Nov 16 • Paul Davis

VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) –

“Dedicate your next hunt to a great cause”, that’s the philosophy behind one organization looking to combine Mississippi’s two biggest passions: hunting, and giving.

“If you kill two deer, and fill your personal freezer, you’ve got an extra deer through those state tags to give to Hunter’s Harvest,” said Paul Davis, the Program Director of Hunter’s Harvest.

Hunter’s Harvest, in short, is a program where hunters can donate extra venison they don’t want to the needy.

“We are a fairly new program,” said Davis. “We started in 2011 with 7, and today we’re up to 40 processors.”

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MWF Announces Opening for Executive Director

Oct 17 • Melanie Starnes

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation President, Demery Grubbs, reports that Executive Director Brad Young has accepted another position outside the Federation.

Grubbs expresses his gratitude and appreciation to Young for his exemplary service in leading the Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) in a very effective way.  Brad expanded the various programs and affiliates while representing MWF on numerous boards and committees.

The MWF Executive Committee will be accepting resumes for a new Executive Director until November 17, 2017.  The Executive Director position oversees all aspects of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s operations including issue development and advocacy, administration, fundraising, staff supervision, event planning, membership, communications, and program activities.  The Executive Director will supervise all Federation employees, appoint staff, plan and generally direct conservation and education programs conducted by the Federation and formulate position recommendations on a variety of wildlife and natural resources related issues.

Requirements:  Minimum bachelor’s degree, preferably in natural resources field, with at least three years of experience in administration.  Advanced education degrees and extensive administrative experience are not required, but would be helpful.  Must have computer skills, strong public speaking and human relations skills.  Skills in areas of marketing, strategic planning, fund raising and the ability to work with the state legislature are needed.  Previous volunteer experience in conservation work is also important.  Some evening and weekend work and travel is required.  Eligible candidates should have a genuine love of the outdoors.

Submit resume and three references to Irene Reaves or mail to the address below no later than November 17, 2017.

Mississippi Wildlife Federation
Attention:  Search Committee
517 Cobblestone Court, Suite 2
Madison, MS  39110

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Role of Executive Director of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation.

MWF is an equal opportunity employer.

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