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Wildlife Commission Board Elects New Leadership, Announces New and Reappointed Commissioners

Gov. Roy Cooper Presents Longtime Commissioner with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

  • 7 August 2017
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RALEIGH, N.C. (August 7, 2017) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission welcomed four new commissioners to its governing board on July 27. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall administered the oath of office for the commissioners, who were appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper who was also in attendance. Gov. Cooper presented the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine to Commissioner Wes Seegars, who has served on the board since 1997.

 

John Coley IV was elected chairman of the commission after serving as vice-chair for the past two years. Coley, a real estate developer, has been an active board member since 2011, having also previously served two additional terms. Chairman Coley received the N.C. Wildlife Federation’s Governor’s Award as Business Conservationist of the Year in 2006. Coley is committed to the conserving wildlife and their habitats and in expanding hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities for all North Carolinians.

 

David Hoyle Jr. was elected vice-chairman. Hoyle previously served as a commissioner for 13 years and is a member of the N.C. Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council. Hoyle owns an appraisal and land development business. An avid hunter and angler, Hoyle enjoys everything related to outdoor wildlife pursuits. During his previous tenure as Commission chairman, Hoyle was a champion for the sportsmen of N.C.

Commissioners appointed by Gov. Cooper:

  • Monty R. Crump, of Rockingham, to a six-year term as the District 6 commissioner.
  • Brad Stanback, a Salisbury native now living in Canton, to a six-year term as the District 9 commissioner.
  • David Hoyle Jr., a life-long resident of Dallas, to a four-year term as an at-large commissioner.
  • Hayden Rogers, a Graham native who now lives in Brasstown, to a four-year term as an at-large commissioner.
  • Wes Seegars, of Goldsboro, reappointed to a six-year term as the District 3 commissioner.

 

N.C. Senate reappointments at the recommendation of Senate Leader Phil Berger:

  • Garry Spence, of Charlotte, to a two-year term as an at-large commissioner.
  • Tom Berry, of Greensboro, to a two-year term as an at-large commissioner.
  • Mark Craig, of Greensboro, to a two-year term as an at-large commissioner.
  • Landon Zimmer, of Wilmington, to a two-year term as an at-large commissioner.

 

N.C. House reappointments at the recommendation of House Speaker Tim Moore:

  • Vernon Ray Clifton Jr., of Clarkton, to a two-year term as an at-large commissioner.
  • Thomas Fonville, of Raleigh, to a two-year term as an at-large commissioner.
  • John A. Stone, of Jackson Springs, to a two-year term as an at-large appointee.
  • John T. Coley IV, of Raleigh, to a two-year term as an at-large appointee.

 

As part of its statutory authority, the 19-member commission establishes policies and regulations governing hunting, fishing, trapping, boating and lands management in North Carolina. Members serve until reappointed or replaced.

 

For more information, please visit www.ncwildlife.org/About/Commissioners.

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Download a high-resolution photo of Monty R. Crump, of Rockingham. Photographer: Melissa McGaw/NCWRC 

Suggested cutline: Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (right) swears in the new District 6 Wildlife Commissioner Monty R. Crump, of Rockingham, during the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's business meeting on July 27. To the left of Crump is Betsy Haywood, wildlife commission liaison. 

 

Download a high-resolution photo of David Hoyle, of Dallas. Photographer: Melissa McGaw/NCWRC

Suggested cutline: Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (right) swears in Dallas native David Hoyle, who was elected the new vice-chairman, during the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's business meeting on July 27. To the left of Hoyle is Betsy Haywood, wildlife commission liaison.

 

Download a high-resolution photo of Brad Stanback, of Canton. Photographer: Melissa McGaw/NCWRC

Suggested cutline: Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (right) swears in new District 9 Wildlife Commissioner Brad Stanback, of Canton, during the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's business meeting on July 27. To the left of Stanback is Betsy Haywood, wildlife commission liaison.

 

Download a high-resolution photo of Hayden Rogers, of Brasstown. Photographer: Melissa McGaw

Suggested cutline: Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (far right) swears in Hayden Rogers, of Brasstown, during the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's business meeting on July 27. Looking on is Rogers' wife Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers (second from left) and daughters, Torin (far left) and Lochlan. 

 

Download a high-resolution photo of Wes Seegars, of Goldsboro. Photographer: Melissa McGaw. 

Suggested cutline: District 3 Wildlife Commissioner Wes Seegars (right), of Goldsboro, shakes the hand of Gov. Roy Cooper after accepting the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at the agency's business meeting on July 27. 

 

Download a high-resolution photo of John Coley, IV. Photographer: Melissa McGaw

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