GEORGE C. THORNTON

Founder, Heritage Preservation Trust

A lifetime conservationist and outdoorsman, George Thornton is the founder of the Heritage Preservation Trust, a non-profit organization that protects historic buildings, promotes community development in small towns, and holds conservation easements on protected lands. In previous roles, George served for nine years as the CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and prior to that was the CEO of Agrilance. Under George’s leadership, the NWTF’s “Save the Hunt” habitat initiative mentored young people in outdoor activities with the objective of protecting and preserving 1.5 million acres of land. He currently serves as a director of the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and is a past member of the White House Hunting Heritage and Conservation Council and the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports.

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