Chip McGeehan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries and wildlife management at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He went on to pursue a career in business, but remains dedicated to wildlife management and conservation. He sustainably grazes herds of bison on his 1,000-acre ranch along the James River in Webster County, where he also hosts annual hunting and fishing opportunities. He enjoys bow hunting and angling, and he is very active in the recruitment of youth hunters. He served as a Missouri Conservation Commissioner from 2005 to 2011 and was instrumental in the Department’s elk restoration program. He is a lifetime member of the Conservation Federation of Missouri and serves on the Federation’s board of directors.
At its December Board meeting, MCHF recognized outgoing Board member David Murphy (2007-2012). Current Board members are David Reynolds, Springfield-Chairman of the Board; Steve Mowry, Kansas City- President; Steve Bradford, Cape Girardeau-Secretary; Ann Sullins, St. Louis-Vice-President, Jim Carson, Springfield – Treasurer; Dave Erickson, Columbia; Jan Horton, Springfield; Cynthia Metcalfe, St. Louis; Lowell Mohler, Jefferson City; Jim H. Wilson, St. Louis; Bob Ziehmer (Ex Officio); Don C. Bedell (Ex Officio).