Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced the hiring of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Executive Director Nick Wiley as its new Chief Conservation Officer. Wiley is a certified wildlife biologist with more than 31 years of experience in fish and wildlife management. He is currently Executive Director of FWC and served as president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) during 2016-17. He is also the current chair of the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports.
“While I’ve been honored to be a part of the FWC for nearly 30 years, I’m excited to join Ducks Unlimited and look forward to leading their conservation programs,” Wiley said. “I strongly support DU’s conservation mission, and I’m eager to join their excellent professional team working for the largest wetlands and waterfowl organization in North America.”
Wiley will serve as a strategic leader and member of DU’s executive leadership team. He will also lead a national/regional department with approximately 215 employees. In addition, Wiley will oversee a conservation program operating budget of more than $100 million.