Dr. Meg Gammage-Tucker Named New President of Wildlife Center of Virginia

The Board of Directors of the Wildlife Center of Virginia has announced that Dr. Meg Gammage-Tucker has been selected as the next Center President.  She will join the Wildlife Center staff in mid-June.

Gammage-Tucker will replace Wildlife Center Co-Founder Ed Clark, who served for 42 years as President.  Clark retired in March.

“The Center’s Board of Directors has been taking on a most difficult task – selecting a successor for Ed Clark,” Board Chair Julie Barron Morrill said.  “Meg’s selection came after an extensive national search, the review of scores of applications, and dozens of interviews.  We are excited to have Meg lead the Wildlife Center into its next chapter.”

Gammage-Tucker comes to the Center with a rich background in environmental conservation, organizational management, and development.  She has experience with a variety of educational, cultural, and zoological institutions.  Gammage-Tucker was President and CEO of the Rhino Trust and most recently served as CEO of the renowned National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota.

“Meg brings to the Center a deep personal commitment to wildlife and the environment, an infectious enthusiasm for our mission, and the skills and humility to help lead our staff and volunteers,” Morrill said.

“The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an outstanding example of all the best elements of conservation, wildlife care and management, education and training, and public engagement,” Gammage-Tucker said.  “I am honored to help lead the Wildlife Center to an even stronger future.”