The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society Enhance Chapter Engagement and Fundraising Efforts


01/10/17
Matt Soberg (218) 232-6227 Editor@RuffedGrouseSociety.org

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The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society Enhance Chapter Engagement and Fundraising Efforts

 

RGS/AWS transitions Bruce Wojcik to full time director of development and David Johnson to lead regional director.

 

Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS/AWS) recently transitioned current staff positions to enhance chapter engagement and fundraising efforts. Due to increased development success over the last year, Bruce Wojcik transitions from his shared duties as supervising regional director to full-time director of development where he will implement the RGS/AWS comprehensive development strategy and oversee and execute both capital campaigns and ongoing fundraising efforts. In addition to duties as regional director for the Western Great Lakes Region, David Johnson will become the lead regional director tasked with chapter, member and volunteer engagement and fundraising through managing the RGS/AWS regional directors nationwide.

“As the nation’s leader in forest conservation, the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society strive to prepare for future success, and we are confident these staff transitions will move us in the right direction to reach our goals in terms of development, fundraising and serving our chapters, members and volunteers at an exceptional level,” said RGS and AWS President and CEO John Eichinger.

Bruce WojcikBruce Wojcik has been in the conservation field for over 15 years having worked for Ducks Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation prior to joining RGS/AWS in 2009. He transitions to this full-time position after being named part-time director of development with supervising regional director duties in early 2015. Previously, he served as supervising regional director with responsibility for chapters, volunteers, banquets and events in Michigan and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, among other areas. A lifelong hunter and angler dedicated to conservation nearly his entire life, he was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and currently resides with his family in Dewitt, Michigan.

 

 

David JohnsonDavid Johnson was hired by RGS/AWS as a regional director for the Western Great Lakes Region in 2008, a territory that includes Minnesota south of the Twin Cities, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A long-time resident and business owner in the U.P., he helped start the Superior RGS Chapter in Ironwood, Michigan almost 30 years ago and has served in many capacities with the Chapter over the years. He is a life-long grouse and woodcock hunter that has spent many years chasing birds, after getting his first bird dog almost 45 years ago. He currently resides in River Falls, Wisconsin with his partner Laurie Valento, her son Sam and three Gordon setters.

 

 For more information about the new positions, contact Bruce Wojcik and David Johnson directly: Bruce Wojcik: BruceW@ruffedgrousesociety.org, (517) 668-6294; David Johnson: DaveJ@RuffedGrouseSociety.org, (715) 492-5858.

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Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society is North America’s foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS/AWS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

Information on RGS/AWS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at: www.RuffedGrouseSociety.org.

 

Media Contact:


Matt Soberg
(218) 232-6227
Editor@RuffedGrouseSociety.org

Mission Statement

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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