Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever seeking new partnerships to grow upland conservation efforts
St. Paul, MN -(AmmoLand.com)- Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever has hired Gerry Cliff as the organization’s new corporate sales representative, a position based at the nonprofit’s company headquarters in Minnesota.
In his new role, Cliff will be responsible for the growth and promotion of National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. The nation’s largest annual tradeshow and convention for upland hunters, the event will be held February 19, 20 & 21, 2016, at the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
“I am very honored and excited to be joining the dedicated team at Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, and look forward to promoting the nation’s leading upland wildlife habitat conservation organization,” said Gerry Cliff, corporate sales representative for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “Upland hunting has always been a passion of mine since the first day my father took me afield carrying my grandfather’s single shot 16 gauge H&R. I look forward to meeting and working with all of the members, sponsors, and participants who put so much effort into supporting habitat and conservation for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.”
In his primary role, Cliff will work to promote the status of National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic as the nation’s leading upland tradeshow by fulfilling over 400 vendor booth spaces and adding new corporate sponsorships associated with this annual event. Additionally, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will utilize Cliff’s 25-year tenure in the marketing field to help establish new advertising contracts with print and online media resources.
“Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is very excited to have Gerry Cliff as a new member of our team,” stated Brad Heidel, director of corporate sales for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “We look forward to tapping his extensive experience in the outdoor industry to continue the growth of our organization, our business relationships, and our signature event – National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic – all of which drive our upland habitat conservation mission.”
Cliff earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale before leading an accomplished career in advertising and sales. Prior to joining Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, Cliff was the western sales manager of Ross Media Group before transitioning into the role of president, representing the National Rifle Association since 2002. In an earlier role, Cliff was director of advertising for Blount International Sporting Group, representing Federal Premium Ammunition from 1989-2001. Supporting him during this transition is his wife, Lillian.
Cliff officially started as the corporate sales representative for “The Habitat Organization” on August 3. For more information about corporate sponsorship opportunities or booth spaces at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, contact Gerry Cliff at (763) 350-7362 / email.
About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $577 million on 489,000 habitat projects benefiting over 12 million acres nationwide.