Posted in DSC News Center
DSC is proud to announce the launch of its new Government Affairs Department based in Washington D.C. With the addition of this Department, DSC is stepping forward to take on the unparalleled opposition threatening science-based wildlife management.
To drive these efforts, DSC is excited to announce its hiring of Erica Tergeson to lead the Department. Serving as DSC’s first Government Affairs Director in Washington D.C., Erica will represent the interests of over 18,000 DSC members and ultimately all sportsmen and sportswomen around the world.
Creation of this new Department comes in response to the increasing political pressures being mounted against legal, regulated hunting and the conservation of the world’s wildlife and wild places. The need for strong leadership advocating for the role of the hunter in conservation has never been greater.
“As the threat of misinformed policy continues to increase in D.C., I have no doubt that Erica’s experience, dedication, and strategic insight will lead us in making a strong stand against any impending opposition that will come our way,” stated DSC CEO Corey Mason.
With more than twenty years of experience in natural resource policy and politics, Tergeson has demonstrated skill and ability in this sector—not only previously serving as staff for the House Appropriations Committee and House Natural Resources Committee, but also testifying before Congress, representing organizations before the U.S. House, Senate and Administration, drafting and negotiating legislation, advising on policy actions, and directly contributing to the successful passage of numerous bills including legislation repealing a regulation that federalized state management of wildlife.