Safari Club International Foundation is pleased to announce that Bob Benson has been selected to serve as Executive Director.¬† Bob is an avid hunter and strident conservationist who will be a leader for the entire sustainable use conservation community.
‚ÄúBob brings nearly 20 years of experience to SCI Foundation with expertise in wildlife conservation and philanthropic development,‚Äù said Joe Hosmer, President of SCI Foundation. ‚ÄúWe are confident that Bob will bring leadership to our entire industry as he develops a strategic plan and vision to take our organization to new heights.‚Äù
‚ÄúI‚Äôm thrilled and feel very fortunate to be able to share my vision for the SCI Foundation. I believe that my passion, knowledge, and expertise in wildlife conservation will allow me to be an efficient and effective leader of the Foundation.‚Äù said Bob Benson, SCI Foundation Executive Director. ‚ÄúI look forward to working with the board, staff, and volunteers as we begin the next steps to grow the organization to the next level.‚Äù
Bob most recently served as the Vice President and Executive Director of the National Audubon Society‚Äôs Texas Program, an organization that he has led since October 2008. He began his career with Bat Conservation International (BCI) based in Austin, TX. After a decade of service to the global mission of BCI, he moved on to Ducks Unlimited‚Äôs national headquarters in Memphis, TN. While at Ducks Unlimited, Benson earned his accreditation in Public Relations and DU‚Äôs ‚ÄúWings of Innovation Award.‚Äù¬† Before joining Audubon Texas, he served as the Associate Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy of Texas.