Safari Club Hires New Executive Director 

SCI Press Release
July 18, 2007

Tucson, Arizona – Safari Club International (SCI) today announced the hiring of John B. Eichinger, of Holland, Michigan as Executive Director of SCI and the SCI Foundation. In this role, Eichinger will be in charge of day-to-day operations.

“I am confident that we have made a great choice,” said SCI President Dennis Anderson. “Of all the very strong candidates, John’s vision and experience stood out.I am personally eager to help John move SCI forward.”

Eichinger brings more than 30 years of business experience, including international operations in Europe, South America and the Far East.“John’s business experience equips him to streamline the SCI business model, and his conservation experience will help him strengthen SCI as the leader in protecting our hunting heritage, both here and abroad,” said Anderson.

Eichinger has a long history in the conservation community, having served in various capacities for the Michigan Wildlife Foundation and National Wildlife Federation. He also has been active in the Great Lakes Fisheries Trust, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) and Michigan Outdoor Habitat Brokerage. Eichinger was the youngest President of MUCC. His business experience also exposed him to agriculture and conservation practices all over the world.

“SCI’s rapid growth in corporate sponsors is a perfect fit with John’s skills,” said Anderson. He holds BS and MBA degrees from Central Michigan University and was an assistant professor at Olivet College, where he taught courses in marketing, finance and economics. He served in the U.S. Army in the early 1970s.

“This position is a good marriage between my passions for hunting and the outdoors and my business experience,” Eichinger said. Eichinger is an avid international hunter, and has hunted abroad extensively with his family. “The reputation of Safari Club is fantastic, and I can’t wait to bring my leadership experience to Tucson.”

Eichinger and wife Lynette will relocate near SCI Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona and he will begin his new duties on July 30.

Ken Schwartz
Governmental Affairs and
Communications Manager
(202) 543-8733


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