March 20, 2013 – Contact Jerod Broadfoot, Executive Director
Pendleton, OR – The Oregon Outdoor Council is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors unanimously elected Stan Steele as its new President during its recent board meeting. “Stan’s 25 year career as a Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Trooper along with his passion to keep Oregon hunting, fishing and trapping make him an excellent choice to lead the OOC as President” said Wayne Endicott, past President of the OOC. Stan played a crucial role in organizing and building the Oregon Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association and has dedicated his life to fish and wildlife conservation.
In his first official action as President, Stan Steele tapped former OOC Vice-President, Jerod Broadfoot, to be the new Executive Director of the OOC. According to Mr. Steele “Jerod has played an instrumental role in forming and developing the OOC into the largest coalition of sportsmen and women in Oregon. His excellent leadership, management and communication skills have enabled the OOC to lead efforts to return the use of dogs and bait for cougar/bear management, fight a proposed ban on trapping as well as fight for the sovereign rights of states to manage wolves.”
In the last month the Oregon Outdoor Council has hosted an industry and legislative reception, sold over 150 new memberships at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show as well as sponsored the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus dinner in Salem with over 30 legislators. On behalf of all OOC members Jerod Broadfoot and Stan Steele presented both Representatives Wayne Krieger and Sal Esquivel with the OOC 2013 Legislator of the Year award for their work on behalf of sportsmen and women.