Tennessee Wildlife Federation, an independent nonprofit that is one of the largest and oldest dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, is expanding its reach and capabilities with the addition of Nate West as its director of communications.
Nate will lead statewide communications of the organization’s mission and far reaching initiatives, including conservation, youth engagement, research and advocacy. Through this position, he will drive growth of these programs, enhance development efforts and improve engagement with the Federation’s many audiences.
Nate is a communications veteran who previously worked at DVL Seigenthaler for nearly a decade, most recently as director of client relations. At the firm, he led communications for diverse organizations locally and nationally with an emphasis on nonprofits, education and technology.
“For more than 70 years, Tennessee Wildlife Federation has been the voice for Tennesseans who value wildlife and the outdoors, and want to ensure future generations will enjoy the same incredible resources that we have today,” said Kendall McCarter, chief development officer of Tennessee Wildlife Federation. “We’re excited to bring Nate’s passion and skill to the organization to amplify that voice and fuel our work across the state.”
In addition to raising awareness of the Federation’s current work, Nate will leverage its expertise and 70-year legacy to broaden appreciation of the state’s wealth of wildlife and natural resources. He is an avid kayaker and camper and currently serves on the board of Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms. He is a graduate of Murray State University in Kentucky.