Mike Worley Named President and CEO of Georgia Wildlife Federation

June 1, 2015
Contact:  Mike Worley, mworley@gwf.orgworley

Mike Worley has been named President and CEO of the Georgia Wildlife Federation.   Worley, whose appointment is effective June 1, 2015, had a long and successful career at Georgia Power, where he held positions in environmental affairs and legislative affairs, as well as a senior manager position in community and economic development.  Worley’s community involvement has involved many successful fundraising campaigns and community support initiatives.  Worley has a B.S. in Biology from the University of West Georgia.

“Mike brings an outstanding record of fundraising and state and local government relations as well as a deep understanding of environmental policy,” said Randy Young, chair of the Board of GWF.  “He has long been involved with GWF and is dedicated to our core mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing the state’s water, forest and field, and wildlife resources for this and future generations.”

The Georgia Wildlife Federation, established in 1936, is Georgia’s oldest member supported conservation organization.  The Federation focuses on working with local, state and federal government as well as private organizations to promote wise utilization of natural resources.

GWF supports the rights of hunters, anglers and all outdoor enthusiasts.  The Federation champions the scientific based management of Georgia’s wildlife populations along with the preservation, restoration and enhancement of Georgia’s wild places.  GWF coordinates the highly popular Buckaramas held in both Atlanta (July 31 through August 2, 2015) and Perry (August 14-16, 2015) as well as the Great Outdoors Show (February 5-7, 2016).

Worley succeeds retiring President and CEO, Todd Holbrook, who led the organization for 2.5 years.

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