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Tucker Frederickson joins WFF Board of Directors
The Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF) has named Tucker Frederickson, 71, to its board of directors. Frederickson, a former NFL player, lives in North Palm Beach and is a South Florida rancher and real estate developer.
Frederickson is a native Floridian and has a deep commitment to the people and wildlife conservation in the state, particularly South Florida.
“I truly believe in the mission of the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and look forward to working with it and its partners,” Frederickson said. “I am particularly interested in working to rebuild the infrastructure at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp so that it may continue to bring the world of wildlife conservation and outdoor adventure to South Florida’s young people.”
Frederickson was born in Fort Lauderdale, attended South Broward High School and attended Auburn University where he was a star football player. In 1965 the New York Giants snagged him as the first overall pick in the NFL Draft and he played with the team until an injury forced him to retire in 1971. While in New York he worked as an investment banker and gained valuable Wall Street experience. He eventually returned to South Florida where he pursued real estate development, including developing several golf clubs and shopping centers. He is the founder of the Pine Creek Sporting Club in Okeechobee, and a co-managing member of the Brahma Island Club in Kissimmee.
“I am very pleased to welcome Tucker to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s board of directors,” said Rodney Barreto, chairman of the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. “I know with his broad background and wealth of experiences he will be a tremendous asset to helping the Foundation achieve our many projects and goals.”
About the Wildlife Foundation of Florida
The WFF is a 501c3 nonprofit started in 1994 as the citizen support group for what is now the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Its mission is to partner with FWC to ensure the conservation and enhancement of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources so they survive and thrive for current and future generations of Florida residents and visitors. Remember, Florida is like no other place on earth; working together we can keep it that way.
For more information on the WFF and how every Florida resident or guest can support the Foundation, visit www.flfishdev.wpengine.com. To stay up-to-date with its latest news, join the WFF Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WildlifeFoundationofFlorida.