SCI Selects Executive Committee Leadership At Board Meeting

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For Immediate Release: All Media May 17, 2013

Washington, D.C. –Safari Club International’s Board of Directors elected the organization’s Officers and Executive Committee during their meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 11. The 12-member Executive Committee, comprised of volunteers within the organization, will work with SCI’s Chief Executive Officer Phil DeLone.

“The volunteers of Safari Club International have always been the organization’s leaders,” said CEO Phil DeLone. “Working with each of the 12 members of the Executive Committee during 2013 and 2014, we will be able to take aggressive steps to increase the fundraising for mission programs at SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention.”

President: Craig Kauffman (Penn.)

President-Elect: Larry Higgins (Mich.)

Secretary: Bruce Eavenson (Mich.)

Treasurer: Paul Babaz (Georgia)

Vice Presidents: Mike Borel (Calif.), Eddie Grasser (Alaska), Sherry Maddox (Ken.), Al Maki (Wyo.), John McLaurin (Vir.), Sandra Sadler (Tex.), Steve Skold (Iowa), Laird Hamberlin (Tenn.) – Alternate

“I hope that all SCI members and hunters throughout the world will join me in congratulating these individuals as they assume the significant responsibilities of their positions with the most influential hunting organization,” concluded CEO DeLone.

The SCI Executive Committee provides leadership, policy guidance and management direction to SCI’s CEO. The Corporate Officers and Vice-Presidents direct the financial planning and mission programs for all 50,000 members of Safari Club International worldwide.

About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:

Safari Club expects upwards of 20,000 international hunters to descend on Las Vegas, Nevada February 5-8, 2014. The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2014 Hunters Convention will be the largest in the organization’s history, with nearly a million sq. ft of exhibits and 2,500 vendors.

About SCI’s Hunter Advocacy

SCI is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt through advocacy and lobbying in International treaty organizations, Federal and State legislatures, and litigating in federal and state courts. SCI lobbies on all legislation effecting hunter access, public land management, and fights against regulations that negatively target the hunting public.

 Becoming an SCI Member:

Joining Safari Club International is the best way to be an advocate for continuing our hunting heritage and supporting worldwide sustainable use conservation, wildlife education and humanitarian services. JOIN NOW:

  Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.


Contact: Nelson Freeman,


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