MISSOULA, Mont. — At its 84th annual conference, Outdoor Writers Association of America elected Mike Walker as president of the association for 2011-12. Walker will serve one year as president of OWAA’s Board of Directors.
A member of OWAA since 1989, Walker is a public-relations professional, radio personality and columnist.
“Mike Walker brings to the office of president a long affiliation with OWAA and many years of service on the Board,” said OWAA Executive Director Robin Giner.
“He also serves the interests of both individual members and our supporting groups, agencies and businesses, and will work with the board to make sure the needs of both groups are well served.”
Walker is a life member of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Assn. as well as past president of the association. He is also a former board member of the Boating Writers Intl. and a founding member of the Marine Marketing Assn.
He is a member of the Auto Writers Assn. He is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and the Counselors Academy of Public Relations Assn. of America.
OWAA is The Voice of the Outdoors®. The Outdoor Writers Association of America is the oldest and largest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United States.
It was organized in 1927 by members of the Izaak Walton League of America and includes professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. OWAA’s professionals include writers, photographers, outdoors radio- and television-show hosts, book authors, videographers, lecturers and artists.
The association is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. For more information, contact Robin Giner, executive director, Outdoor Writers Association of America, 615 Oak St., Ste. 201, Missoula, Mont. 59801; 406-728-7434,
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