Peter J. Dart will become the new president and chief executive officer of the Missoula-based Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, ending a four-month search among more than 250 applicants.
Dart has been executive director of the Safari Club International and SCI Foundation since 2001.
"We are very pleased to welcome (Peter) J. Dart and his family to the Elk Foundation," said Tom Baker, a Bowling Green, Ky., businessman and Elk Foundation board chairman. "We are confident in his abilities to lead our great organization into a new era of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat."
From 1990 to 2001, Dart was president of Dart International Inc., a company that invented and produced interactive video target systems. Dart has served on the boards of the Archery Manufacturers and Merchants Association and the industry advisory board for the International Hunter Education Association. He currently serves on the board of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation in Washington D.C.
A reception for Dart is being planned for May 14, the Elk Foundation's 19th Anniversary, at the organization's headquarters in Missoula. He begins work May 31.
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