Terry Anderson Joins Wildlife Systems, Inc.
Wildlife Systems, Inc. (WSI), formed in 1987 by wildlife biologist Greg Simons, recently gained a new principal and co-owner, Terry Anderson, an East Texas native who is a 27 year veteran in the private sector of the natural resources field. Adding Anderson to the WSI team further diversifies the capabilities of the long-standing company that has a proven record in the hunting and wildlife services industry.
“I couldn’t be more excited to incorporate such amazing talent and vision into our leadership mix,” Simons said.” I’ve been a friend and fan of Terry’s for over 20 years, and I’ve never met a more uniquely capable individual in the private sector of the natural resources field.”
He continued, “I’m looking forward Terry’s involvement as we push WSI to new heights and explore new areas of service.”
Anderson received his B.S. in Forestry with an emphasis in Wildlife Management from Stephen F. Austin State University. Until 2018, Terry was co-owner and President of Advanced Ecology, LLC (AEL), as well as a partner in a series of affiliated support companies made up of foresters, ecologists, GIS specialists, real-estate developers, and marketers, specializing in working with land, water, and wildlife resources through traditional approaches and creative enterprises. Working with landowners, private equity groups, venture capitalists, state and federal regulators, realtors, and land trusts, Anderson focused much of his time and energy in developing integrated conservation and mitigation projects. In addition to having expertise in applied field biology disciplines, Anderson is well-versed in conservation finance strategies and federal environmental policy, while applying “good to great” principles to business cultures.
Anderson also currently serves on the Executive Committee and Water Committee for Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), as well as serving as a Board Trustee and Vice President for TWA Foundation.
East Foundation CEO and former Director of Institute for Renewable Natural Resources at Texas A&M University, Dr. Neal Wilkins, who has worked closely with Anderson and Simons, said, “I have known Greg Simons and Terry Anderson for decades. They each have unique skills and experience as entrepreneurs that lead wildlife conservation efforts. As a team, they represent some of the most competent talent in the industry. And they are each trusted professionals who know how to innovate for their clients.”
Anderson said, “There were two key requirements for my next venture: continuing to have fun and working with exceptional people. Over the last 20 years or so, Greg and I have a proven record of having fun and his personal level of success and commitment within the conservation community is incredible. Working together is going to be quite a ride.”
Serving as WSI Director of Development, Anderson will focus on imaginative ways to improve existing operations, while also exploring opportunities to expand into new markets. Simons will continue to oversee general operations, serving as the company’s co-owner and General Manager.