Press Release

February 9, 2015

Election of New President Highlights Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

James V. Eckles replaces John Frailey as President of the foundation's board

State College, PA - The roles for three members of the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation's Board of Directors expanded last week with unanimous approval of officers for 2015. The board is responsible for overseeing operations and fundraising for the foundation. Board members receive no compensation for their contributions.

James V. Eckles, of Beaver County, PA, was elected President, replacing John Frailey, who stepped down from the post after serving 2 years. Eckles joined the Board of Directors in 2011 and served as Vice President from 2013 until his appointment as President last week. Eckles is an architect in the Pittsburgh area, providing design services for local and national clients. He also is a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Quail Forever and the Board of Directors for Safari Club International. An avid outdoorsman, Eckles also serves as the Chairman for the foundation's annual Sporting Clay Classic.

Mike Mulvihill, of Crosby, PA, will serve as Vice President. An avid hunter and fisher, Mulvihill previously served as the foundation's treasurer. Mulvihill worked for years as a marketing consultant for higher education and is now retired. He is an alum of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Mulvihill is very active with the foundation's projects in McKean County.

James B. Campbell, Jr., of Camp Hill, PA, was elected Treasurer. Campbell enters his third year on the Board of Directors. He is a Retired President of Harrisburg-based Caldwell & Kearns, Attorneys at Law and also served as President of the Camp Hill School Board. Campbell attended Cornell University, where he lettered in football and served as President of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. After graduation, he continued his education at Penn State Dickinson School of Law as a member of the class of 1965. Campbell and his wife Shirley have two children and three grandchildren.

B. Michael Schaul, of Mechanicsburg, PA, remains the Secretary for the foundation. Schaul is the President of Economic Strategies Group and oversees its three subsidiary companies: Spruce Creek Development Group, The WHM Group and Bald Eagle Trust, Ltd. Prior to entering the private sector, Schaul served three Pennsylvania governors in a variety of roles, focusing on overseeing, developing and promoting domestic and international business investments. Schaul is on the board for several other non-profit organizations and is the Chairman of the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees.

Entering into its second decade of existence, the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation continues to provide all wildlife enthusiasts with a way to show their commitment to all 467 species of wildlife in Pennsylvania and their habitat. The foundation has already raised more than $2 million for projects across the entire Commonwealth.

The Board of Directors also unanimously approved Geri Steele, of Smethport, PA, to fill one of the board's vacant seats. Steele spent nearly 40 years working and managing in a high tech field with Ford Motor Company, Sperry, Digital Equipment Corporation and, most recently, Hewlett Packard. Even in retirement, Steele stays busy, working as a holistic health coach and registered yoga teacher.

"Geri is a tremendous addition to our board," said Board of Directors Chairman Russ Schleiden. "She was already very active volunteering at many of our events and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the foundation."

The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation was established to provide permanent private support for wildlife habitat enhancement, wildlife research and education, land preservation, and for the establishment of a Wildlife Education and Research Center in State College. Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation. More information about the foundation and its projects can be found at

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Brian Tripp
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