Elk NetworkRMEF Promotes Henning to Chief Conservation Officer

News Releases | September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016

RMEF Promotes Henning to Chief Conservation Officer

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Blake Henning to the newly created position of chief conservation officer.

“Blake brings a great deal of knowledge and strategic thinking to how we will manage RMEF for wildlife and land conservation into the 21st century,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “This is a crucial time for both wildlife and land/habitat issues in the U.S. and critical planning and action is a must. We believe that Blake will bring that leadership to RMEF.”

Henning spent the last six years as vice president of Lands and Conservation. His new title is reflective of his current role but also covers expanded duties in leading government affairs and advocacy. Additional priorities will be to forge stronger leadership ties with state and federal natural resource management agencies as well as non-governmental partners.

“I am both honored and excited for this opportunity,” said Henning. “Now more than ever it is imperative to raise a conservation-minded voice that makes a long-lasting difference for elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.”

Henning joined RMEF in 2000. He holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife Management and a M.S. in Wildlife Biology. Henning’s interest in conservation and hunting first began while growing up on a farm in southeast Nebraska. He is passionate about hunting, fishing, and conserving our natural resources for the next generation.