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Monday, March 28, 2005

African American Chairs National Wildlife Federation

Jerome Ringo has been elected as the new Chairman of the National Wildlife
Federation. He also sits on the Board of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, and was appointed by the Louisiana Legislature as the Chair of the North Lake Charles Economic Development District. In 1998, he won the award for Louisiana's Best Activist by the "Times" Magazine. He has been keynote speaker for colleges, universities, and groups in over 40 states on the subject of Building Diverse Coalitions. In 1998 he represented NWF at the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development and at the U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Kyoto, Japan. Ringo and his wife, Martha, are the parents of four children and reside in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Good luck Jerome. AAEA congratulates you on this historic appointment. We look forward to you making a difference in expanding the views of environmentalists everywhere.

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