Alabama Wildlife Federation Elects First Woman President


Rebecca Wright Pritchett of Birmingham was recently installed as President of the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF). With this honor also comes the distinction of being AWF’s first woman president since its inception in 1935. Although most people think of outdoor organizations as being dominated by men, Pritchett’s passion for the outdoors and conservation issues have proven her to be a leader in this arena as well.

Pritchett brings to AWF extensive knowledge in environmental law as well as a steadfast commitment to the conservation of Alabama’s wildlife and natural resources.

“Rebecca has been an outstanding leader on our board for many years and it will be an asset to have her serve as AWF President in the coming year. The Alabama Wildlife Federation is looking forward to a productive year under her guidance,” stated Tim Gothard, Executive Director of AWF.

In addition to serving on the AWF Board of Directors since 1996, Pritchett is also a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Alabama Oil & Gas Board, the Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Women On Board, Manufacture Alabama, the Business Council of Alabama and is on the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust.

Outside of work, Pritchett enjoys hunting, fishing, photography, the shooting sports and wine tasting. Pritchett is married to husband Matt and has a two year old son, William. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Journalism and received her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1993. She is currently an attorney in Birmingham.

“I am honored that my fellow board members have enough confidence in me to elect me as President of AWF.” Pritchett stated, “I will do my best to insure that their confidence is well placed. I look forward to working with AWF’s members and directors for the conservation of Alabama’s wildlife resources and the protection of our hunting and angling heritage.”

The Alabama Wildlife Federation, established by sportsmen in 1935, is the state’s oldest and largest citizens’ conservation organization. The mission of the AWF, a 501(c)3 non-profit group supported by membership dues and donations, is to promote conservation and wise use of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources as a basis for economic and social prosperity. To learn more about the AWF, including membership details, programs and projects, contact the AWF at 1-800-822-WILD or stop by online at