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July 21, 2017

Wildlife for Everyone Foundation Expands Board

Four New Directors Elected

State College, PA - Wildlife for Everyone Foundation, the not-for profit organization committed to wildlife conservation in Pennsylvania, recently elected four members to its Board of Directors. The incoming directors will serve three year terms.



Janet NyceJanet D. Nyce (Elliottsburg, PA), is returning to the Board after a 2 year hiatus. Nyce joined the Board in 2004, serving as its president for three years (2012-2015). She retired from the family business, Nyce Crete Company & Landis Block & Concrete in 2000. An avid outdoorswoman and advocate for women and youth participation in the sport of shooting, Nyce has served in numerous leadership roles promoting pro-sportsmen's positions. She served on multiple advisory councils for hunting, fishing and conservation, many at the request of the governor of Pennsylvania. Nyce received the Budweiser Conservation award in 2005 for development of the Wildlife in a Box program, an outreach initiative designed to inform urban youth in the Philadelphia School District about wildlife. She was bestowed with two national awards from the NRA and held national and international positions with the Safari Club International.



Margaret BrittinghamMargaret Brittingham (Port Matilda, PA), is a professor of Wildlife Resources in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University where she teaches ornithology and is a Wildlife Extension Specialist for Pennsylvania. Her research interests focus on avian ecology, human impacts on bird populations, and the effects of habitat fragmentation on forest birds. She and her students are currently conducting research on the response of bird communities to shale gas exploration and development. Brittingham is president of the Pennsylvania chapter of The Wildlife Society and a board member of the Clearwater Conservancy, State College. She has been a member of the Ornithological Technical Committee (Pennsylvania Biological Survey) since 1994 and chaired the committee from 2009- 2015.



Cathy PomantiCathy Pomanti (Hummelstown, PA), is a principal in KPMG's Advisory Services practice and the office managing principal for KPMG's Harrisburg office. KPMG LLP is the US member firm of the KPMG network of independent firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative, providing audit, tax and advisory services. Pomanti has more than 30 years of experience in technology and management consulting. She has a strong background across the full life cycle of IT project delivery and considerable project management experience including all phases of the development process. Prior to re-joining KPMG in 2010, Pomanti was responsible for Bearing Point’s State and Local Government and Higher Education practice in North America. Bearing Point is the leading global business consulting firm headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In this capacity, she was the executive sponsor for a variety of significant and large-scale IT projects across North America. Pomanti served on KPMG's Board of Directors and Bearing Point’s Executive Leadership Committee.



Michael HarpsterMichael Harpster (Tyrone, PA), is Director of Sales and Membership for HomeWaters Club, the private fly fishing club located in Spruce Creek, PA. In his current capacity, Harpster is responsible for sales and marketing, including the membership program, non-member offerings, charitable/fundraising programs, and all member related issues. Since joining HomeWaters 18 years ago, Harpster has been instrumental in developing programs that have helped more than 30 different non-profit organizations raise more than $500,000 utilizing the club's facilities. Harpster created and currently serves as Chairman of the Wildlife for Warriors Spruce Creek Classic Fly Fishing Tournament that benefits the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation and Project Healing Waters, an organization committed to the rehabilitation of disabled active military personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing. This is the third year that Harpster is overseeing the fundraiser that will take place at the HomeWaters Club in September. Prior to his employment at HomeWaters, Harpster held positions in direct sales, as a recruiter/trainer of direct sales staff and owned and operated a factory distributorship.



The vision of the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation is to be the leading advocate for wildlife conservation in Pennsylvania. The foundation was formed in 2004 to provide all wildlife enthusiasts with a way to show their commitment through much-needed financial support for wildlife conservation efforts and education. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised millions of dollars to support projects including wildlife and wetland habitat improvements, creek and lake restorations, the Seedlings for Schools program and student educational opportunities. The Foundation’s mission connects all wildlife and nature enthusiasts to the great outdoors, including birders, hunters, anglers, students and everyone with an appreciation for nature’s treasures. For more information, visit www.wildlifeforeveryone.org.

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