Quail Forever's Employees
Howard K. Vincent
President and CEO
Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever
Becoming the first Director of Finance for Pheasants Forever in 1987, he has been involved with PF as a volunteer and/or employee since shortly after the organization's inception. Over the years he has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Pheasants Forever's National Board of Directors appointed him CEO and successor to Jeffrey Finden, the organization's first CEO, in January 2000. A native of Duluth, Minnesota, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota - Duluth, Howard and his wife Wendy live in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where he enjoys chasing the wily ringneck with his two sons, Marco and Ian.
Vice President of Government Affairs
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
Nomsen's influence helped shape the last three federal Farm Bills - 1996, 2002, & 2008 - and he is one of the nation's loudest voices in support of the Conservation Reserve Program's (CRP) wildlife legacy. Most recently, Nomsen helped the creation of a new CRP practice called Conservation Practice 38, better known as the State Acres For wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) practice, which has allowed many states to create new wildlife conservation initiatives. Nomsen has also served on North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Council since 1999. Nomsen is a Clear Lake, Iowa native, where his father, Richard Nomsen, was the chief pheasant biologist for the Iowa Conservation Commission (now the Iowa Department of Natural Resources). A graduate of South Dakota State University, he has been with Pheasants Forever since 1992, where he began as Pheasants Forever's wildlife biologist for Minnesota. He makes his home in Garfield, Minnesota, with his wife, Melanie, and his Labrador retriever, Nellie, and Springer Spaniel, Little TR.
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