ATHENS, GA (November 29, 2017) – The High quality Deer Administration Affiliation (QDMA) is happy to announce that Heather Meaker has been promoted to Occasions and Discipline Operations Supervisor and Matt Ross has been promoted to Assistant Director of Conservation.

Heather Meaker, who’s now in her fifth 12 months on the QDMA employees, beforehand served as a coordinator of discipline operations and supported QDMA Department volunteers and Regional Administrators in grassroots actions. She additionally deliberate occasions just like the annual QDMA Nationwide Conference. In her new function as Occasions and Discipline Operations Supervisor, Meaker can have extra oversight of grassroots operations, and the scope of her occasion planning will develop past Conference to incorporate the Deer Steward program and regional occasions.

“Heather has been a invaluable member of the QDMA workforce since she began with our group over 4 years in the past,” stated John Eastman, Senior Director of Operations. “Since she took on QDMA’s Occasion Planning duty, our Conventions have grown in each attendance and attendee satisfaction. Heather has additionally been a frontrunner in supporting our Regional Administrators and QDMA volunteers. This promotion acknowledges her rising impression inside QDMA and the robust potential she displays to assist QDMA obtain its mission.”

“Being so removed from household and the place I grew up, QDMA has actually develop into my dwelling away from dwelling. I gained a brand new ardour and understanding of looking,” stated Meaker. “I’m very excited for our 30th anniversary Conference in New Orleans, July 19-22, 2018, and I anticipate to see an enormous turnout to assist us have fun the place we began, the place we’re and the place we’re going!”

Matt Ross first joined the QDMA Employees in 2006 as a Regional Director supporting QDMA Department volunteers. In 2009, he was promoted to Certification Packages Supervisor and directed QDMA’s Deer Steward program and Land Certification program, amongst different tasks. As Assistant Director of Conservation, Ross will help the Director of Conservation, Kip Adams, with analysis priorities and grant alternatives. He may also supervise Conservation discipline employees, and he’s tasked with monitoring the attainment of QDMA’s not too long ago launched five-year mission objectives.

“Matt has been a cornerstone of our Conservation Division for greater than a decade,” stated Kip Adams, Director of Conservation. “His drive, initiative and work ethic have helped advance QDMA’s mission, and I’m proud he’s being acknowledged for his efforts with a promotion to Assistant Director of Conservation.”

“QDMA has an distinctive document of all the time searching for the welfare of untamed deer and deer hunters,” stated Ross. “As a hunter myself, I’m proud to be a part of such an incredible workforce and devoted employees. I stay up for serving to the group to proceed rising, succeeding and implementing strong conservation methods that make a distinction.”

The QDMA Board and employees congratulate Heather Meaker and Matt Ross on their promotions and stay up for working with them of their new roles.

About QDMA

QDMA is devoted to making sure the way forward for white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our looking heritage. Based in 1988, QDMA is a nationwide nonprofit wildlife conservation group with greater than 60,000 members in all 50 states and Canada. To be taught extra about QDMA and why it’s the way forward for deer looking, name 800-209-3337 or go to QDMA will also be discovered on Fb at, Twitter at, and Instagram at