Mitch King came into the Executive Director position in July of 2018. He brings over 40 years of experience in fish and wildlife conservation. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1977, he spent 30 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, starting as an entry level biologist working on wetlands issues in the lower Mississippi River Valley. He retired as a part of the agency’s Senior Executive Leadership Team as the Director of the Mountain – Prairie Region in Denver. Following retirement in 2017, Mitch has continued to work in the conservation community – working with state wildlife agencies and the excise tax paying industries on hunter and angler recruitment related issues. He brings to the Foundation a high level of fish and wildlife management experience, a strong commitment to conservation and a dedication to getting the public outdoors.