Press Release

January 16, 2018

Wildlife for Everyone Foundation Elects Three New Directors to Board

State College, PA - Wildlife for Everyone Foundation, the not-for-profit organization committed to wildlife conservation in Pennsylvania, recently elected three members to its Board of Directors. The incoming directors will serve three-year terms through 2020.

William S. Bennett (Murrysville, PA), is a financial industry professional with over 25 years of experience in providing exceptional relationships banking and wealth management to High Net Worth clients. Currently, Bennett is Senior Vice President for First National Bank Wealth Management, Pittsburgh, PA. In his role as Trust Services Group Market Manager for the Pittsburgh/Central Mountain region, he manages a team of 17 who deliver First National Bank's financial planning and investment solutions, as well as trust services to clients. He is responsible for the First National Trust Company Client Relationship Management program.

Prior to his career in the financial sector, Bennett worked in the energy industry for 12 years. He has performed extensive community service through leadership roles and board memberships in various organizations including Allegheny Conference for Economic Development, PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Boy Scouts Board and Finance, American Cancer Society and the United Way of Allegheny County. Bennett will serve as treasurer of the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation.

Ashley Gilliland Diehl is owner and wedding curator of Gillbrook Farms wedding venue in Warriors Mark, PA and property manager of Moove In Self Storage. As wedding planner, Diehl assists couples and their families with the planning of their wedding and reception on the grounds of Gillbrook Farms, offering and arranging the continuum of services for clients. During the summer months, more than 20 weddings are performed on the family farm.

Diehl was Executive Assistant to former United States Senator, Larry Craig, a member of the PA Governor's Youth Council on Hunting, Fishing and Conservation and a participant in the Safari Club International's American Wilderness Leadership School. Diehl graduated from Texas A & M University with a degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development and a minor in Rangeland Ecology. She furthered her conservation education in southern Africa.

Reed McCormick (Port Matilda, PA), is an attorney for Stover McGlaughlin Attorneys & Counselors at Law with offices in State College and Bellefonte. He specializes in Real Estate, Wills and Estates and Probate Law. McCormick is a member and past president of the Centre County Bar Association and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Formerly, Reed served as an examiner for the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners and as an assistant professor of business law at the Pennsylvania State University. He has achieved the distinction of admission to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to his legal practice, Reed has served as a former member and chairman of the Board of Directors for Centre Community Hospital, as well as having served on the Board of Directors for the Centre County United Way, the Centre County Community Foundation, the Pennsylvania State University Agricultural Advisory Council, the Pennsylvania Simmental Association and various other community organizations. He has also been involved in several real estate development enterprises and currently operates Skytop Farm in Patton Township where he resides with his wife.

The Wildlife for Everyone Foundation is a not-for-profit (501 C-3) organization that provides much-needed financial support for wildlife conservation efforts and education throughout Pennsylvania. Since its inception in 2004, 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 vision of the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation is to be the leading advocate for wildlife conservation in Pennsylvania. 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. For more information, visit

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