(Jan. 15, 2019 – DALLAS) – Following an extensive search that began with the appointment of the Executive Director Search Committee in the fall of 2017, DSC Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Richard T. Cheatham as the executive director of DSC Foundation.
As president of the DSC Foundation for the past two years, Cheatham has performed many of the duties and responsibilities of the executive director and has been a director of the Foundation since its formation.
Cheatham is a past president of DSC and is one of the founders of DSC Frontline Foundation. He served as president of DSC Frontline Foundation for the first three years of the organization’s existence. He has been a Life Member of DSC since 2006 and was the chairman of the 2010 DSC Convention, First Light. Cheatham played an instrumental role in DSC’s admission to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and represented DSC at the 2016 World Congress of the IUCN.
Cheatham has been involved in the outdoors since his youth. He has hunted across the U.S. and southern Africa and has cultivated an outstanding reputation with the major professional hunting associations, NGOs and outfitters and guides around the world. He comes to the executive director position with stellar recommendations from the hunting and conservation community.
Cheatham obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He has been involved in the private practice of law in Dallas for over 35 years and has significant experience in the organization, governance and operation of non-profit tax-exempt entities.
Jim Tolson, chairman of the DSC Foundation Executive Director Search Committee, said, “Richard’s experience, background and reputation in the hunting and conservation community, coupled with his history with DSC and extensive involvement with the Foundation, make him the ideal individual to lead DSC Foundation.”
Cheatham begins his official duties January 15, 2019.
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DSC Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. DSC Foundation serves the mission of DSC to conserve wildlife and wilderness lands, to educate youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Learn more about DSC Foundation at www.dscf.org.