Tipton Hired as Director of Conservation Policy

Aug 8, 2023

Horace Tipton, outdoorsman and former legislative liaison, is the newest member of Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Policy team. Originally from West Tennessee, he connected to conservation and the outdoors through his family’s farm. Horace comes to the Federation with several years of diverse legislative experience.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is excited to welcome Horace Tipton to its team.

As the director of conservation policy, Horace will oversee the Federation’s policy efforts and partnerships at federal and state levels. With experience working with both the legislative and executive branches in Tennessee, he will bring new insights to expand the Federation’s advocacy efforts and work to improve conservation across the state through legislation.

“We are excited to add Horace to our team here at the Federation,” said Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation. “He brings a unique perspective to our team and a diverse set of experiences with his work on water conservation and extensive networks in the executive and legislative branches of state government.” 

Before joining the Federation, Horace worked at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as a legislative liaison. He also worked on Governor Bill Lee’s 2018 campaign in several capacities and served as a legislative aide at the Texas House of Representatives. 

“I first became interested in conservation policy while growing up overseas after seeing the direct impact public policy, both good and bad, can have on natural resources,” said Horace. “I’m looking forward to continuing the great work that’s been done here at the Federation. This organization has done some great work on big issues, like invasive carp, and I’m excited about future initiatives already in the works.”

Horace has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Christian University. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and spending time outdoors with his family. 

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