IHEA-USA Brings Megan Fedrick on as its New Director of Partnerships and Development
The IHEA-USA announced that Megan Fedrick has assumed a new role within the organization, Director of Partnerships and Development.
In this new International Hunter Education Association role, Megan will provide a much-needed conduit for the IHEA-USA team. Megan’s primary focus will be to connect the IHEA-USA with national partners, regularly communicate with state administrators, and provide training for law enforcement and instructors alike. She will also be leading several of the organization’s important state agency partner projects, including the modernization of the Hunter Incident Investigation Academy and the launch of a new national volunteer background check service.
Alex Baer, Executive Director of the IHEA-USA, states, “Megan brings expertise to the IHEA-USA that it currently does not possess. Her deep experience in Hunter Education and Law Enforcement at a state level bring perspective and practical knowledge to our team, allowing us to expand our programs to meet individual state fish and wildlife agency needs more effectively. We could not be more thrilled to have this driving force join our organization.”
Megan recently retired as the Hunter Education Administrator and the Boating Law Administrator for the state of Mississippi. In her previous positions, Megan worked as a fisheries biologist, an outreach educator, and the Education Coordinator for the MS Museum of Natural Science. Since 2017, she administered the hunter and boater education programs, supervised incident investigations, and oversaw the management of three public shooting ranges and the state’s shooting sports program. In addition, Megan managed multiple state and federal grants to promote youth recreation. Megan attended Delta State University, where she received an M.S. in Natural Science. She also graduated from the state law enforcement academy and retired as a Major in the Law Enforcement Bureau. Megan and her husband Bryan, a wildlife biologist, live in central Mississippi. They have one son.