Irby Named Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Chief Financial Officer
Spring Hill, Tenn. — The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has positioned itself for continued growth with the hiring of Lisa Irby as the organization’s new chief financial officer.
With an extensive background in finance, accounting, operations and more, Irby brings a wealth of experience to fuel the USA’s efforts to unite labor union members for conservation and community service.
Irby’s career includes nearly 10 years with Ducks Unlimited, first as the organization’s Great Plains director for conservation services and finance, then as director for conservation operations—a position that required managing multiple facets of Ducks Unlimited’s national business plan, operations, finance and mission delivery.
Irby has also owned and managed her own private marketing, media and publications business, and most recently served as the chief financial officer for Mission UpReach in Honduras.
“To effectively help union members serve their communities and preserve our outdoor heritage, we need strong leadership, something Lisa Irby has demonstrated throughout her 30-plus-year career,” said USA CEO and Executive Director Scott Vance. “With her diverse experience, union roots and outdoors background, she brings to the table everything it takes to succeed and help us meet our goals. It is my honor and pleasure to welcome Lisa to our team as our new chief financial officer.”
The founding principles of the USA run throughout Irby’s life. She grew up in a union family and was introduced to the outdoors early on while hunting with her father. These experiences laid the groundwork for a career based largely in non-profit work and advocacy for the conservation of natural resources. Irby and her husband, John, have four grown sons. They enjoy spending family time at their cabin in northern Georgia and are active in their local church.
“The USA’s focus of engaging and unifying people in conservation is one of the things that drew me to the organization?especially introducing youth to traditional outdoor sports,” Irby said. “I look forward to working with this team and growing the reach of USA.”
Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA): The USA is a union-dedicated, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose members hunt, fish, shoot and volunteer their skills for conservation. The USA is uniting the union community through conservation to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage. For more information, visit www.unionsportsmen.org or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Work Boots on the Ground (WBG): WBG is the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s flagship conservation program that brings together union members willing to volunteer their time and expertise to conservation projects that improve and enhance public access to the outdoors, conserve wildlife habitat, restore America’s parks and mentor youth in the outdoors. The USA’s WBG program works closely with federal, state and local agencies and other conservation groups to provide manpower needed to complete critical projects that may otherwise go undone.
Lisa Irby joins the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance as chief financial officer.