Officer Elections Underway

Six candidates are running for positions on OFWIM’s Executive Committee. Members in good standing can read candidate bios and cast ballots through September 29. Votes will be tallied and new officers installed at the annual business meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Here’s a list of candidates for the open positions. Visit the elections page for more information.


  • Jeanette Jones
  • Amy Ewing


  • MaryEllen Wickett


  • Craig Koller
  • Joe Kirby
  • Michael Barbour


Got Something to Raffle?

At its Annual Conference OFWIM hosts a raffle to raise funds for the Student Scholarship program. Please consider donating an item for this year’s raffle! To ensure we have an inventory of available prizes, please use this online form to record your donation.

Raffle items may be mailed in advance of the meeting to:
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Attention: James Husband
7870 Villa Park Dr, Suite 400
Henrico, VA 23228

Communicate Visually! Workshop

Special Offering at OFWIM’s 2015 Conference

Thursday, October 1, 2015 – 8 am-noon

When was the last time you used a picture to convey an idea? Join us for a four-hour adventure in the land of visuals, where you’ll work alone and in small teams to:

  • Design a concise symbol-based vocabulary to use in brainstorming ideas,
  • Apply basic principles of graphic design to visual images you create,
  • Turn numerical data into an infographic, and
  • Use graphics or images instead of bullet points to tell stories in presentations.

The workshop is being presented by Diane Knudson of the National Conservation Training Center. Diane has her BFA in graphic design/creative writing as well as training in graphic facilitation and teaches many courses at NCTC in both face-to-face and online settings. The workshop is included in the meeting registration, so please take advantage of this great opportunity to improve your visual communication skills.

OFWIM Officer Elections

Congratulations to our incoming officers for 2014/2015

  • President: Kristin Rogers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Past President: Jim Husband, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • President-Elect: Keith Hurley, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
  • Treasurer: Jay Kapalczynski, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Secretary: Jeanette Jones, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency
  • Member-at-Large: Amy Ewing, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries