Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, welcomes its newest addition, Kevin Botts.
As the director of policy–a new position for the growing Federation–Botts will guide the monitoring and analysis of legislation as well as create and execute comprehensive legislative strategies. He will also work with elected officials, natural resource agencies, and grassroots groups to support legislation that benefits Tennessee’s wildlife, water and wild places.
“Tennessee Wildlife Federation is excited to be able to add this position to our growing team and to fill it with someone of Kevin’s experience and talents,” said Michael Butler, chief executive officer of the Federation. “Shaping policy has been at the heart of the Federation for all of its 75 years. Expanding our team in this way is going to make us all the more effective of a champion of Tennessee’s wildlife and great outdoors.”
With more than 25 years of experience, Botts has a history of delivering results. He has also built a strong network of relationships with elected officials throughout the southeast as well as decision-makers in the executive branches of local, state, and federal government.
“The Federation has left a tremendous impression on Tennessee over the decades–from clean water rules to the right to hunt and fish constitutional amendment to informing voters about candidates’ views on conservation,” said Botts. “I am looking forward to adding to that legacy and making meaningful, positive change on our state’s natural resources.”
Botts is a member of the Tennessee Lobbyist Association and is an avid hunter and fly fisherman. He holds an undergraduate degree in government from Western Kentucky University and an MBA from Marylhurst University.