Mack Turner Honored with Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award at National Wildlife Federation’s Annual Meeting
National Wildlife Federation (NWF) honors Texas Conservation Alliance Chairman for his dedication to wildlife conservation
Mack Turner of Dallas, Texas was awarded the prestigious Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award at National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) 78th Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a true appreciation for the value and potential of the relationship between NWF and its 46 State Affiliates. The NWF-Affiliate partnership combines national leadership with regional and grassroots support to accomplish important goals in wildlife conservation.
"Mack lives Charlie Shaw’s vision of the NWF-Affiliate partnership, through his energy, strategic thinking, personal integrity and tremendous enthusiasm for the outdoors," said president and CEO of National Wildlife Federation, Larry Schweiger.
Turner has been chairman of the NWF affiliate, Texas Conservation Alliance (TCA), since 2007. During his tenure, he has transformed the 40-year-old organization into an alliance with more than 50 member organizations, accomplished vital conservation initiatives, and greatly expanded TCA's influence. He escalated the Alliance’s fundraising, personally visiting potential major donors and recruiting individuals with connections to foundations. Under Turner’s leadership, TCA launched successful projects that help accomplish NWF’s conservation priorities.
"Receiving the Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award is one of the great honors of my life," said Turner. "I express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to Larry Schweiger, Bryan Pritchett, and everyone who supported this award."
National Wildlife Federation’s Annual Meeting recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the organization’s conservation efforts and works to create solutions to protect America’s water, air, and wildlife habitat for future generations.