Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, welcomes the addition of four new members to its board of directors. Craig Connors, Derek “DC” Curry, Donald Nalls, Jr., and John Reid have joined the Federation’s volunteer board representing areas across the state.
“We are so pleased to welcome new members to the board,” said Bruce Fox, chairman of the board of directors of Tennessee Wildlife Federation. “Each of these board members brings unique perspectives and expertise and all of them share a passion for conserving Tennessee’s wildlife and places. We are looking forward to working with Craig, DC, Don, and John.”
Craig Connors is the former VP of human resources for Williams-Sonoma. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director, Caribbean and Puerto Rico for FedEx. Connors brings significant management and organizational expertise to the Federation, where he previously served on the advisory board. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis and founded three successful businesses in Memphis. Connors now lives near Middleton.
DC Curry is a Partner at Grasslands Environmental, an environmental company that specializes in non-hazardous liquids hauling, disposal, and composting. Before beginning his formal business career, DC played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He resides in Franklin with his wife and two daughters.
Don Nalls is a decorated U.S. Army veteran, co-founder of Patriot Investment Management, Inc. and founder of Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC., a fee-only full-service financial planning firm. He is a graduate of George Mason University, the University of Virginia and the U.S. Army War College. Nalls lives in Oak Ridge with his wife where, in addition to his work with the Federation, he is a member of the National Conference for Community Justice, the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, the Right Honorable Society of Saint George, the United States’ Armor Association, Tennessee Ducks’ Unlimited, Trout Unlimited and the Jefferson Sabers.
John Reid serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Russel Metals Inc. He and his wife reside in Chattanooga but also lived in Jackson for more than two decades. Reid is an avid outdoorsman. In addition to the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, he serves on the boards of Russel Metals, TriMark Tubulars, Baylor School Board of Trustees and the Metal Service Center Institute. Reid is a graduate of Lambuth University and The Baylor School in Chattanooga.