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Fish And Wildlife Foundation Of Florida Names New CEO

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The Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida — a Tallahassee nonprofit that, among other things, raises money and builds support for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission — announced Thursday that Andrew Walker will serve as its new chief executive officer starting in May.

Rodney Barreto, the foundation’s chairman, said in a news release that he “pleased to have Andrew Walker join our team.”

“His experience and leadership will help us to continue to grow and fulfill our mission working who the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,” Barreto said in the release.

Walker couldn’t immediately be reached by WUFT for comment.

Walker has been executive director of Bat Conservation International since 2013 and spent 23 years with the Nature Conservancy.

“I look forward to this challenge and wonderful opportunity,” Walker said in the release.

Walker, who lives in Sarasota, is scheduled to start with the foundation on May 31.

About Glenn Kennelly

Glenn is a senior journalism major at UF. He has written for The Gainesville Sun and the Independent Florida Alligator.

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