Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Announces New Executive Director

September 20, 2015 By: Erin Block

Jim McDuffie has been announced as new Executive Director of The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. McDuffie brings over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including with The Nature Conservancy.

Read more in the press release below.

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Announces New Executive Director

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, a conservation organization focused on protecting bonefish, tarpon, permit and their habitats, has announced the selection of Jim McDuffie as its first Executive Director. The selection follows an extensive national search.

“The BTT leadership felt it was time to hire an Executive Director to lead us into our next chapter as an organization,” explained Tom Davidson, BTT Chairman.  “We feel that Jim is the ideal person to fill the position with his experience in the non-profit conservation realm and his extensive fundraising and non-profit management skills, which will complement the abilities of Dr. Aaron Adams, Director of Science and Conservation and Alex Lovett-Woodsum, Director of Development and Communications.”

McDuffie has worked for more than 25 years in the non-profit sector, including the past two decades with The Nature Conservancy.  During that time, he served on the executive management teams of the Florida, North Carolina and Maryland/DC chapters as well as led the organization’s fundraising programs in each state.  His tenure also included conservation fellowships in Australia and Palau, where he worked with NGO partners to develop financially viable organizations.

“I am thrilled to be joining BTT as Executive Director,” McDuffie said. “The organization has a strong foundation and is recognized as a leader in the conservation of bonefish, tarpon and permit.  It’s poised now to make even greater contributions through expanding research, stewardship and education programs.”

BTT’s Director of Science and Conservation, Dr. Aaron Adams states, “I am very pleased that Jim is joining BTT. His leadership and experience will help move BTT to the next level, which is essential to us fulfilling our mission. I am looking forward to being able to focus 100 percent on the science and conservation that are at the core of BTT.”

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to conserve and enhance global bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and their environments through stewardship, research, education and advocacy.

Alex Lovett-Woodsum
Director of Development and Communications
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust