Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AFWA Welcomes Greg Moore as Professional Development Programs Manager

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV – The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) is pleased to announce that Greg Moore, formerly of Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, will be joining AFWA's Management Assistance Team and the National Conservation Leadership Institute as the Professional Development Programs Manager.

Moore's passion for preserving our fish and wildlife heritage is evident in his life-long career in wildlife management. He holds a Master's in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Delaware, and recently retired as the Wildlife Section Administrator from Delaware’s DNR after 40 years of service.

In pursuit of his second passion--leadership ideology--Moore has also worked closely with the Management Assistance Team on numerous projects, including course development and delivery. He has been a part of MAT’s National Faculty for four years and most recently served as MAT’s part-time Contract Coordinator.

Moore also has been actively involved in the National Conservation Leadership Institute since graduating from the program in 2012 as an alumnus of Cohort 6. He returned as a peer coach for Cohorts 7 and 8, where he provided guidance, support and structured feedback to incoming Fellows as they completed the program.

“I am truly delighted to welcome Greg to AFWA, NCLI and the MAT family,” said Gina Main, Director of Professional Development for AFWA's MAT and NCLI Executive Director. “Greg fully embodies the dedication, passion and deep commitment to serving and empowering the stewards in fish and wildlife who help preserve our natural resources legacy. Greg will be a tremendous asset to the team, the people we serve, and the work we do.”

In describing his involvement with leadership development, Greg identified his motivation as a “keen interest in how to make organizations more resilient and effective in resolving difficult problems.”

“I am excited about this opportunity to work for MAT and to serve the conservation community,” said Moore. “Having been associated with MAT on several projects as a state agency employee, I know the caliber and importance of the leadership training they provide and I hope to be able to contribute to the legacy established by the staff. As a fellow of NCLI, I am also looking forward to promoting this program and the value it brings to conservation agencies.”

Moore begins his tenure at AFWA on September 17, 2014.

To learn more about AFWA’s Management Assistance Team, visit: www.matteam.org

To learn more about the NCLI, go to www.conservationleadership.org