Missoula and Omaha Residents Named to PF’s National Board of Directors
New members bring board overseeing Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to 18.
Saint Paul, Minn. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever announce Jon Lee of Missoula, Montana and Dick Bell of Omaha, Nebraska have been elected as new members to the organization’s National Board of Directors. The 18-member board meets quarterly and oversees the operations of Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF).
Lee served as the president of the Five Valleys Chapter of PF in Missoula from 2003 until earlier this year. He serves as chair of PF’s Montana Grassroots Conservation Campaign leadership team, and he helped develop a Montana PF license plate – coming this July – that will raise funds for PF initiatives in Montana. Before relocating to Montana, Lee was a member of the Anoka County Chapter of Pheasants Forever near the Twin Cities. Serving as banquet chair of the Anoka chapter for six years, he helped the chapter become one of the largest PF chapters in the country (in total members) and earned Minnesota PF’s Dedication Award in 2001. Lee is the president and owner of Lee & Company PC, CPA’s in Missoula and has been a certified public accountant for 19 years.
Bell currently resides in Omaha, but originally hails from Hecla, South Dakota. Pheasant hunting in his native state is a top activity each autumn for this lifelong outdoorsman. Bell is a member of the Heritage Services board in Omaha, which in the past four years raised over $400 million for extraordinary projects in Omaha, including the new College World Series stadium. Bell is the chairman, CEO and president of Henningson, Durham and Richardson (HDR), an international architectural and engineering firm headquartered in Omaha.
“Speaking on behalf of the entire National Board of Directors, we are excited about the passion for conservation and the volunteer spirit these two gentlemen bring to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever,” explained Charlie McLravy, PF/QF’s Chairman of the National Board. All members of the National Board are volunteers offering their expertise, time, and effort on behalf of PF & QF. “During these challenging times, we’ve added two incredibly passionate people who will help us add ideas, dollars, and people toward achieving our habitat mission.”
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. PF/QF has 130,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.
For additional information please visit www.PheasantsForever.org and www.QuailForever.org