February 2023 Edition | Volume 77, Issue 2
Published since 1946
Tony Wasley Selected as the Next President of WMI
The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) Board of Directors has announced the selection of Tony Wasley to become the next President of WMI. Tony recently retired as the Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife where he had a 26 year career rising through the ranks from a wildlife habitat specialist, area biologist, and mule deer project leader. Tony will replace Steve Williams following Steve’s retirement effective March 31, 2023.
Recently, Tony also served on the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture’s Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council, chaired the North American Wetland Conservation Council, and co-chaired the National Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Tony is the Past President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and also served in numerous leadership positions within AFWA Committees, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Intermountain West Joint Venture, and the Pacific Flyway Council.
“Tony brings a wealth of experience and skills as Past President of AFWA, Director in Nevada, and his work on issues of national prominence,” commented current WMI President Steve Williams. “He will have a strong and dedicated staff of WMI employees who have proven their ability to enhance the wildlife conservation profession on a state, regional, and national level. We believe his outside perspective will strengthen the already impressive portfolio and operations of WMI.”
Tony shared, “I feel deeply privileged and honored for the opportunity to join WMI in this capacity. I am genuinely excited to work with WMI’s exceptional staff and productive partnerships in addressing our shared conservation challenges.”
Tony will become WMI President on April 1, 2023. Steve Williams, Vice-President Scot Williamson, and the entire WMI staff welcome Tony and look forward to a smooth transition and bright future for WMI. Tony will address the conservation community at the Conservation Administrators’ Luncheon, March 22nd, at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.