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David K. Whitehurst

  FEF Board of Directors 3 year term: 2013-2016

 Director, Bureau of Wildlife Resources
 Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
 4016 West Broad Street
 Richmond, VA 23230
 Office Tel: 804
-367-0940
 Email: david.whitehurst@dgif.virginia.gov

David has 39 years of experience with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and 41 years of experience as a fish and wildlife biologist.  He is currently Director of the Department's Bureau of Wildlife Resources.  He has held a number of positions within the Department including Director of Fisheries, Funding Initiative Coordinator, Deputy Director of Operations, and Director of the Wildlife Diversity Division for the Agency and has been active in legislative initiatives at the state and federal level. 

David led the legislative component for two major funding initiatives that provided significant new sources of funding and was actively involved in the Wallop Breaux expansion and the CARA/State Wildlife Grants funding efforts. 

He currently serves as Chair of the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture, as Chair of the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and as the Partners-in-Flight representative to the North American Bird Conservation Initiative.  He has received a number of awards and recognitions including the C.W. Watson Award from the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in 2012.