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TWA Leadership

The Texas Wildlife Association is governed by a Board of Directors, four statewide Officers, and an Executive Committee of volunteer members.

Meet Our Officers

Jonathan Letz
President

Nyle Maxwell
Vice President

Parley Dixon
Treasurer

Dr. Louis Harveson

2nd VP for Programs

TWA Executive Committee

The Texas Wildlife Association Executive Committee is appointed by the President. All members of the Executive Committee must be Voting Members of the Association.

The Executive Committee governs all actions and sets all policy of the Association and may exercise all of the powers of the Board of Directors in the interim period between meetings of the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee has full power over all business as conducted by the Officers of the Association, and the Officers are responsible to this Committee.

Marko Barrett
Sarah Biedenharn
Kevin Comiskey
Charles Davidson
Parley Dixon
Donnie Dreager
Bill Eikenhorst
Jonny Fitzsimons
Chuck Greco

Louis Harveson
Whit Jones
Tanner Kneese
Jim Kolkhorst
Jonathan Letz
Spencer Lewis
Nyle Maxwell
Mary Pearl Meuth
Bruce Roberts

Jenny Sanders
Carroll Schubert
Greg Simons
Don Steinbach
Ross Studer
William Thompson
Larry Weishuhn
Neal Wilkins

TWA Board of Directors

The Texas Wildlife Association Executive Committee is appointed by the President. All members of the Executive Committee must be Voting Members of the Association.

The affairs of the Texas Wildlife Association are managed by the Board of Directors. Only Voting Members of the Association serve as Directors. Each of the eight TWA regions has at least five representatives on the Board of Directors. The number of Directors is set by the Executive Committee. Each Director serves a term of three years, and there is no limit on the number of terms a Director may serve.

Directors Emeritus

J. David Anderson
Marko Barrett
Richard Bennett
Mark Bivins
Warren Blesh
McLean Bowman
Rob Bracken
Fred Bryant
Christine Buford
Richard Butler
Susan Combs
Charles Davidson
Ed Dutch
Bill Eikenhorst
Joseph Fitzsimons
Derry Gardner
James Hayne
AC Dick Jones IV
Luke Kellogg
Wallace Klussmann
Steve Lewis
Gary Machen
Keith Martin
Dr. Dan McBride
Paul McSween
Daniel Pedrotti, Sr.
Murphy Ray
Randy Rehmann
Wallace Rogers
Dale Rollins
Charles Schreiner
Greg Simons
Don Steinbach
David Synatzske
Jimmie Thurmond III
Arthur Uhl
Tom Vandivier
Larry Weishuhn
Bill Wilson

Directors Terms Expiring 2024

John Baker
Connard Barker
James Barrow
Kenneth Bell
Sarah Biedenharn
Al Bisby
Craig Bowen
Ruben Cantu
William Carrington
Chuck Cashdollar
Ken Cearley
Deborah Clark
Vannie Collins
Kevin Comiskey
Matthew Cooley
Keith Crawford
Dave DeLaney
Parley Dixon
Steve Dutton
Jonny Fitzsimons
Fay Fitzsimons Walker
Chuck Greco
Heath Grigg
Jeff Hanselka
Rebecca Heidelberg
Rod Hench
Mark Hiler
Roger Hill
Peter John Holt
Anson Howard
Karl Kinsel
Dan Kinsel
Brad Knolle
William Knolle
Jim Kolkhorst
Bart Koontz
Keith Lake
Richard “Spencer” Lewis
Ben Love
M. Russell Marshall
Con Mims
Rick Nauert
William Osborn III
John Park
Roger Parker
Joe Patterson
Jay Robertson
Wallace Rogers, IV
Michael Sasser
Tim Taylor
Jim Thompson
James Uhl III
Crystal Watts
David Watts
Rex Webb
Jeff White
Craig Williams
Brad Wolfe

Directors Terms Expiring 2025

Andy Allen
Terry Anderson
Ernest Angelo
Katharine Armstrong Love
Bradford Barnes
Warren Bluntzer
E.A. “Bud” Christy
Warren Conway
Jason Cross
Alan Curry
Ernie Davis
Doug DuBois
Edward Farmer
Selma Glasscock
Carlos Gonzalez
Milton Greeson
Louis Harveson
Elliott Hayne
Amber Haynes
Brian Hays
David Hewitt
Richard Hill
George “Timo” Hixon
W.H. “Bill” Hoffman
Lee Hoffpauir
Corey Howell
Will Hughes
Parker Johnson
William “Whit” Jones III
Kyle Kacal
Harrison King
Tucker Knight
Jonathan Letz
Robert Lindsey
Ryan Luna
Walter “Monty” Martin
Mark Matthews
Nyle Maxwell
Heath McBride
Guy McCrary
Patrick McNamara
Blake Murden
Clint Orms
Larry Pierce
Carl Ray Polk
Sue Price
Bruce Roberts
Jenny Sanders
Kevin Smithart
Misty Sumner
William Thompson
Tamara Trail
Jerry Wascom
Cody Webb
Karla Welch
Neal Wilkins
William Wright
William “Carl” Young

Directors Terms Expiring 2026

Craig Archer
Thomas Arnim
Ty Bartoskewitz
Tom Beard
Randy Cadwallader V
Linda Campbell
Jim Cathey
Sterling Curry
Cary Dietzmann
Robert Dullnig
Justin Feild
Dan Flournoy
Maureen Frank
Jackie Harker
Steven Harker
David Harrison
Stephen Hill
William Howell
Randall Hudson
Mason King
Steven Mafrige
Trey Maxwell
Mary Pearl Meuth
James Oliver
Scott Petty
Bryan Pickens
Carroll Schubert
Tim Siegmund
Ross Studer
Bryan Wagner
Clayton Wolter
Travis Wuest
Brad Wuest

TWA Statewide Committees

Membership Committee

The TWA Membership Committee is formed to provide advice and recommendations to the TWA Executive Committee on the issues and topics necessary to achieve the organization’s membership and regional development goals.

Contact: Debbie Copeland – dcopeland@texas-wildlife.org

Legislative Committee

The TWA Legislative Committee is formed to provide advice and recommendations to the TWA Executive Committee on the range of issues and topics necessary to achieve the organization’s public policy goals (both legislative and regulatory) at the state and federal levels.

Contact: Justin Dreibelbis – jdreibelbis@texas-wildlife.org

Finance Committee

The TWA Finance Committee is formed to provide advice and recommendations to the TWA Executive Committee on the range of issues and topics necessary to achieve the organization’s financial goals.

Contact: Justin Dreibelbis – jdreibelbis@texas-wildlife.org

Big Game Committee

The TWA Big Game Committee is formed to provide advice and recommendations to the TWA Executive Committee on the range of legislative, regulatory, and non-regulatory issues and topics involving whitetail deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and bighorn sheep management in Texas.

Contact: Justin Dreibelbis – jdreibelbis@texas-wildlife.org

Conservation Legacy Committee

The TWA Conservation Legacy Advisory Committee is formed to provide advice and recommendations to the TWA Executive Committee on the range of issues and topics necessary for implementing high-impact education programs.

Contact: Kassi Scheffer-Geeslin – kscheffer@texas-wildlife.org

TYHP Advisory Committee

The TWA TYHP Advisory Committee is formed to collaboratively work with the TWA Executive Committee to oversee the direction of the Texas Youth Hunting Program (including, without limitation, the administration and financing of the youth hunting program, or similar mutually agreed programs). TYHP is a co-sponsored initiative of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Wildlife Association, and Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, Inc. that is established as a program to consolidate youth hunting outreach and information in Texas.

Contact: Chris Mitchell – cmitchell@texas-wildlife.org

Wildlife Conservation Committee

The Wildlife Conservation Committee is formed to provide advice and recommendations to the TWA Executive Committee on a range of legislative, regulatory, and non-regulatory issues and topics involving game (not to include white-tailed deer, desert big game species and other exotic deer species) and nongame wildlife, fisheries and rare species in the State of Texas.

Contact: Andrew Earl – aearl@texas-wildlife.org

Women of the Land Committee

The TWA Women of the Land Advisory Committee is formed to provide advice and recommendations to the TWA Conservation Legacy Staff, Conservation Legacy Advisory Committee and the TWA Executive Committee on a range of issues and topics necessary to support a land ethic that achieves natural resource literacy through the WOTL program and other outreach programs/activities relevant to the mission of WOTL.

Contact: Jared Schlottman – jschlottman@texas-wildlife.org

Convention Committee

The TWA Convention Committee is formed to provide advice and recommendations to the TWA Executive Committee on fundraising aspects and event related to TWA’s annual convention held each summer.

Contact: David Brimager – dbrimager@texas-wildlife.org

Land and Water Committee

The TWA Land and Water Advisory Committee is formed to provide advice and recommendations to the TWA Executive Committee on the range of legislative, regulatory, and non-regulatory issues and topics involving land (property rights) and water (groundwater and surface water) in Texas.

Contact: Andrew Earl – aearl@texas-wildlife.org

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