Steve “Wild Man” Wilson to be Featured Speaker at Annual Beebe Chamber Banquet, Set for May 24th

Apr 12th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Top Story

The annual banquet of Beebe Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for May 24 in the ASU-Beebe Student Center. Tickets are now on sale at Regions Bank, First Security, Centennial (both Dewitt Henry and Hwy 64 locations), Simmons First, and BCC Freight Haulers, as well as the Chamber office.

Steve “Wild Man” Wilson of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is the featured speaker, and Neal Davis will direct the auction.

Steve “Wild Man” Wilson earned his nickname in 1984, when he became the Ark. Game and Fish Commission’s coordinator of Project WILD, a conservation education program.

He began his career with Game and Fish as a hunting safety training officer in 1978, and was named chief of the Information and Education Division in 1987. He now serves as AGFC Public Affairs Coordinator.

Along the way, Wild Man has earned the Game and Fish Employee of the Year Award twice, and was the Arkansas Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Communicator of the yar in 1998 and 2009. He also received the Ducks Unlimited Jerry Jones Sportsman of the Year award in 2011. He is the host and co-producer of “Talkin’ Outdoors at the Corner Cafe’,” a 30-minute weekly television program. He’s also the host and producer of “Call of the Wild,” a weekly , statewide radio broadcast.

Born in 1950, Steve grew up in southwest Little Rock. He holds a bachelor’s degree in speech, business administattion and education from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma and a master’s degree in business administration from the Univ. of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Steve enjoys having time with his wife, Gail, his daughter, Celeste, her husband, Nathan, and grandson, Luke. He’s an avid deer and turkey hunter, likes competitive sports and collects hats and turkey calls.

Everyone interested in the Beebe area is encouraged to attend the banquet and enjoy this entertaining speaker.