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Whitefish's Tom Ray joins elk foundation board

by Daily Inter Lake
| January 18, 2024 12:00 AM

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation enters its 40th year of conservation with Fred Lekse serving a second consecutive year as board chair. Leske is joined by two new members representing Montana.

“It takes great people to provide direction and vision for our mission, and that’s what we have with this board chair and members,” said Charlie Decker, RMEF co-founder and board member. “2023 was a tremendous year of conservation achievements and we look forward to more of the same in 2024 as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.”

Tom Robinson of Salisbury, North Carolina, will serve as 2024 vice chair while Marc Pierce of Manhattan, Montana, and Tom Ray of Whitefish join the board as new members, succeeding Kent Johnson of Big Lake, Minnesota, and Martin Vavra of La Grande, Oregon, whose terms expired.

“We welcome Marc and Tom to the board and thank Kent and Marty for their dedicated service,” said Lekse. “As a board, we are excited and well-positioned to advance RMEF’s strategic objectives and mission priorities.”

The board of directors consists of 15 members from nine states who volunteer their time.