Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
Auburn University will host a virtual talk with Nick Wiley ’86, chief operating officer of Ducks Unlimited, on October 7 as part of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ 75th Anniversary Celebration.
Wiley is the sixth speaker in the virtual “7 for 75 Speaker Series” as part of the school’s yearlong celebration, which began March 1. As chief operating officer for Ducks Unlimited (DU) he serves as a strategic leader and member of DU’s executive leadership team. Wiley is a certified wildlife biologist with more than 35 years of experience in fish and wildlife management. Prior to joining DU in 2017, he was executive director of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and former president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. He is also the past chair of the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports.
Wiley received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Georgia Southern in 1983 and a Master of Science degree in wildlife management from Auburn University in 1986. He serves on the Georgia Southern College of Science and Mathematics Advisory Board and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Advisory Council. Wiley is a National Conservation Leadership Institute Fellow, a member of the Boone and Crockett Club, a member of the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, and he has served on the State and Federal Joint Task Force on Endangered Species Act Implementation.
The “7 for 75 Speaker Series” features distinguished alumni and industry leaders—representing an array of forestry, wildlife and natural resource fields and enterprises—covering a wide range of topics, from land management to current and future technology to stakeholder engagement.