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FWC Executive Director Latest To Leave Top Post At Florida's Wildlife Agency

Avery Bristol
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The Executive Director of Florida’s wildlife agency is leaving. He’s the latest to step down from a top role at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

When he first started working at the FWC, Nick Wiley began as a wildlife biologist. Now, as its Executive Director, he’s served the agency for 30 years.

Now, he’s leaving for a job as Chief Conservation Officer at Ducks Unlimited, a national wildlife habitat organization. He starts in January of next year.

Meanwhile, FWC’s current Chairman Brian Yablonski—who’s served in the role for 14 years—is also leaving.

Yablonski too will be starting a new role in January 2018 as the Executive Director of the Property and Environment Research Center, a national conservation research institute in Montana.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.