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Todd A. Pride 

Commissioner Pride, of Cochranville, Chester County, was confirmed to the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Board of Commissioners in 2022 after being nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Pride, who is the first African-American appointed to the board, is the founder of Legacy Land & Water Partners, and lead coach with the Mid-Atlantic Youth Anglers and Outdoor Partners, the mission of which is to grow diverse participation in outdoors and conservation activities by introducing and training urban, suburban and rural area youth, and their supporting adults in fishing, boating, archery, hunting heritage, agriculture, conservation, and wildlife education activities. His 14 years of experience with the latter organization will serve him well on the board. He hopes to focus his role as a commissioner to recruit new hunters from all backgrounds.

Pride, who is an alum of The Episcopal Academy and attended Temple University's Fox School of Business in Economics and Marketing, grew up in Philadelphia and has a good grasp on the state's largest city's diverse population where many have come from areas where hunting and the outdoors were important.

"My background in the area will allow me to further the Game Commission's mission to new and relapsed hunters who transplanted from other areas of the country. I'm deeply honored to serve on the Board of Game Commissioners and I'm looking forward to working with the other board members. A primary focus of mine is helping the Game Commission leadership and staff expand the knowledge of the Commission's role as our state's wildlife management agency to the residents of District 8." – Commissioner Pride, District 8