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Brack elected to National Wildlife Federation board

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Affiliate delegates to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) elected South Carolina conservationist Andy Brack of Charleston to its volunteer Board of Directors during the organization's 68th annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

As a former president of the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Brack has fought hard to protect South Carolina's natural resources including a special initiative to prevent state officials from raiding the state's conservation trust funds. He will serve as Director representing North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The NWF Board oversees the organization's administrative affairs, ensuring that it delivers on its critical conservation mission. Representatives of the 47 independent conservation groups that form the ranks of NWF's state and territorial affiliates select regional board members.

"We are proud to welcome this highly qualified and dedicated conservationist to our Board of Directors," said Becky Scheibelhut, chair of the NWF Board. "Andy is a strong leader and committed spokesman for NWF with a unique set of communications and organizational skills that will enhance our programmatic work to protect wildlife and wild places."

Brack is a principal with The Brack Group, in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the editor and publisher of a weekly South Carolina legislative forecast called the S.C. Statehouse Report, and a daily news service, S.C. Clips. As a member of a consulting consortium, Brack works with medium size communities to plan sound growth which will attract jobs. In 2000, he was a candidate for the U.S. Congress and completed a 240-mile campaign hike from Seabrook Island to the North Carolina state line. This hike helped him learn more about the value of protecting land and habitat and also about "the necessity of a really good pair of hiking boots."

"It is a great honor to serve on the National Wildlife Federation Board," said Brack. "It gives me the opportunity to bring my energy to helping communities across America protect the natural resources they care about."

Protecting wildlife through education and action since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation is America's conservation organization creating solutions that balance the needs of people and wildlife now and for future generations.

Immediate Release: March 15, 2004
Contact: Mary Burnette - 703-438-6097


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