June 6, 2016
RMEF Welcomes Five to its Board of Directors
MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to welcome John Caid, Nancy Hadley, Nancy Holland, Eric Johnson and Bill Pine to its board of directors.
“We are grateful for the energy and the willingness to serve that these men and women bring to their volunteer positions,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We look forward to collectively working together to help RMEF carry out its conservation mission.”
“These five are well-respected in their communities and bring a vast array of professional experience and knowledge to the board plus a love of elk and elk country,” said Chuck Roady, RMEF chairman of the board.
The RMEF board of directors is made up of 26 members from 15 states. Its task is to establish high-level strategy and policy. Volunteer committees provide oversight for land transactions and finances.
New RMEF board member bios:
John Caid, chairman from 2011-2013, returns to serve in the role of past board representative. A RMEF life member and habitat partner, Caid currently serves as general manager of the UU Bar Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. He is also the owner of Renewable Resource Managers, LLC, and is a retired director of the White Mountain Apache Game and Fish Department.
“I am very excited to rejoin the RMEF board of directors. It is quite an honor to participate in influencing the direction of the greatest wildlife conservation group in the country,” said Caid. “I would like to contribute to the discussion on wildlife conservation in the U.S. and hopefully some way help shape the future of the organization.”
Nancy Hadley is a RMEF life member from Sandpoint, Idaho. She currently serves as a financial advisor and senior vice president at D.A. Davidson & Company. Hadley is a former commissioner for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, an honorary life member of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and spent more than 25 years as a hunter’s education instructor.
“It is an honor to serve on the board. I have been involved at a local level for many years and appreciate RMEF’s many accomplishments,” said Hadley. “I hope to continue the mission of the RMEF. It has and will continue to make a difference for generations to come.”
Nancy Holland is fresh off a two-year stint as chairman of the RMEF Habitat Council. Hailing from Cedar Hill, Missouri, she is also a RMEF life member and serves on the President’s Council. Holland is a managing partner of Sapphire Point Partners, LLC, and a former investor for Global Property Securities, Fortis Investments/ABN AMRO Asset Management.
“I am thrilled, excited and perhaps a little scared to join the board. These are critical times for those in the conservation community. We need to engage and tell our story, share our love of the wild and inspire future generations to also walk into the woods. This is no small task, but from what I know of our membership and their passion, this is something which we can accomplish,” said Holland.
Eric Johnson returns to the board. He is a RMEF life member, habitat partner and Habitat Council member, and Jackson Hole (Wyoming) Chapter committee member. Johnson is a software engineer with experience at several Silicon Valley companies. Johnson has a BS in Wildlife Management and a MCS in Computer Science.
“I am very happy to be asked back to serve on the board. I hope to help guide the organization to reach its strategic goals, particularly the development goals, and continue its legacy of on-the-ground habitat and land protection projects,” said Johnson.
William “Bill” Pine is a RMEF life member and member of the Habitat Council. Pine is from Visalia, California, and serves as president and shareholder of Pine, Pedroncelli & Aguilar, Inc. He is the founder of CPAs for Charity and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, California Society of CPAs and the Tulare County Estate Planning Council. Pine is also a Samaritan Center of Tulare County board member.
“I feel like I can be an asset as far as spreading the mission of RMEF especially in California,” said Pine. “I have a lot of experience with various nonprofit organizations and would like to share my expertise in fundraising, and organizational structure. I also want to do all I can to help with RMEF’s growth and conservation efforts.”