The California Deer Association (CDA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Roman Porter as CDA’s first Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

“Roman’s talent, experience and energy will enable us to provide better services to our members, increase the support given to California’s deer herds and other wildlife, and help CDA become the number one conservation organization in California,” said CDA President Jerry Springer.

Porter has broad management experience and is well versed in the creation of legislation and regulations. After serving in the Marine Corps, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from California State University. He then worked as a Legislative Aide to a California State Senator, followed by a gubernatorial appointment as the Communications Director for the California Fair Political Practices Commission where he went on to serve as its Executive Director. After leaving state service, Porter spent time as the Administrator for the United Auburn Indian Community.

“It’s a rare opportunity to work in a position that combines professional and personal interests, and I’m excited to work with the Board, staff and all of the great volunteers of CDA to help lead the organization as we grow in the areas of membership, economic diversification, scholarship, and most importantly, solidifying our position as California’s preeminent conservation organization,” said Porter.

Porter, his wife and their young son live in Sacramento. When he is not with his family or doing CDA work, he enjoys stalking the woods for those elusive California bucks during archery season.

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