MISSOULA, Mont.-The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce that natural resource professional and hunter-conservationist Chuck Roady is the new chairman of its Board of Directors.
"I am honored to have been selected by my fellow board members to lead a national organization of the great reputation of RMEF
that is made up of such an incredibly dedicated group of volunteers, members and employees," said Roady
"I visualize very exciting times for our organization as we move forward to keep promoting the mission that we all believe in and trying to build on all we have accomplished in the first 30 years."
Roady succeeds Lee Swanson as the 17th chairman to lead RMEF.
himself brings a lot to the table.
entire life and professional career involved in managing our natural resources."
Roady is vice president and general manager of F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company in Columbia Falls, Mont.
has worked in the forest products industry for almost four decades across Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
also has experience with land acquisition and exchanges, conservation projects, government affairs and managing private timberlands.
Roady's goals include continuing RMEF's focus of securing access to public and private lands for people to hunt and enjoy wildlife.
He also wants to maintain an active role for RMEF in national and regional policies that impact conservation as well as building on the recruitment, engagement and retention of youth in our hunting heritage, wildlife conservation and the active management of all our natural resources.
"It never ceases to amaze and motivate me whenever I attend any RMEF
function anywhere in this great nation, that I continually witness a close family culture, a patriotic attitude and a deep dedication of our membership to do not only what is best for elk and wildlife, but what is best for our country," added Roady
is not at his
wife Gayla enjoy spending their free time living, working and recreating in the forests of western Montana and northern Idaho.