Katie Boyd Britt named to Alabama Wildlife Federation board of directors
Business Council of Alabama (BCA) president and CEO Katie Boyd Britt has been elected to serve on the Alabama Wildlife Federation’s (AWF) board of directors.
For more than 85 years, AWF has been working for wildlife in the Yellowhammer State. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the federation works diligently to promote the conservation of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources, as a basis for the social and economic prosperity of present and future generations, through wise use and responsible stewardship of our wildlife, forests, fish, soils, water and air.
“Since 1935, AWF’s ultimate mission has been to promote the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources and to ensure a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians,” stated Tim Gothard, executive director of AWF.
AWF focuses on wildlife conservation, Alabama’s hunting and angling heritage, and connecting young people and adults to the outdoors by channeling efforts into three core areas: conservation education, resource stewardship, and celebrating the conservation role of hunting and angling.
“We are excited to add Katie Boyd Britt to our board of directors and are confident that she will help further AWF’s goal of sustaining Alabama the beautiful,” Gothard added.
Britt is the first female president and CEO of the BCA. She is the former chief of staff to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL).
“The Alabama Wildlife Federation is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to championing the conservation of our state’s treasured wildlife and natural resources, and I am honored to be elected to serve as a member of their board of directors,” Britt said.
“My family and I enjoy quality time hiking, camping, fishing and hunting the beautiful outdoors that our great state offers. From the Black Belt to the Wiregrass, the Shoals to the Tennessee Valley down to our sparking Gulf Coast, Alabama has something unique for everyone,” she concluded. “As a board member of the AWF, I will continue to support the preservation of our lands and waterways for sportsmen and Alabama families to enjoy for generations to come.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn