COVINGTON, Ga. - Georgia Wildlife Federation President Mike Worley and Director-at-Large Steve Wrigley were both named to Georgia Trend’s 2019 Top 100 Influential Georgians. The annual list recognizes those who are not only “successful in their careers,” but also “wield remarkable power and influence and have contributed to making life better for Georgians.”
Worley, now in his fourth year at the helm of GWF, led the organization’s efforts to pass the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment. The amendment, which passed in November 2018 with overwhelming support from voters, provides a minimum of ten years of dedicated funding for conservation and is touted as a game-changer for conservation in the state.
Wrigley, entering his third year as Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, oversees 26 colleges and universities. A lifelong sportsman and avid wingshooter, Wrigley has served multiple terms on the GWF board, with the most recent beginning in 2015. His commitment to the core mission of GWF, along with his vast network of contacts throughout the state, have made him a great asset to the Federation.
“GWF is proud to be associated with Mike and Steve and the tremendous work they are doing for our state and the mission of the Federation,” GWF Board Chair, Kevin McKinstry said. “2018 was a great year for conservation – we can’t wait to see what is in store for 2019.”