Executive Council Members

President

John Hechtel
Retired-Alaska Fish and Game

United States of America

+1.907.457.2032

Term ends 09 January 2023

Past-President

Andreas Zedrosser
University of South-Eastern Norway

Norway

+47.3595.2765

Term ends 09 January 2023

Vice President, Eurasia

Mei-Hsui Hwang
National Pingtung University of Science & Technology

Taiwan

+886.8.7740416

Term ends 09 January 2021

Vice President, Americas

Karyn Rode

United States of America

Term ends 09 January 2023

Secretary

Alexander Kopatz
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)

Norway

+47.4513.2514

Term ends 09 January 2021

Treasurer

Jennifer Fortin-Noreus
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

United States of America

+1.406.243.4994

Term ends 09 January 2023

Councillors

Marta De Barba

Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine (LECA)

France

+33.476.514.673

Term ends 09 January 2021

Agnieszka Sergiel

Institute of Nature Conservation of Polish Academy of Sciences

Poland

+48.123.703.564

Term ends 09 January 2021

Gordon Stenhouse

fRI Research

Canada

+1.780.865.8388

Term ends 09 January 2021

Anne Hertel

Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F)

Germany

+49.177.6733016

Term ends 09 January 2023

Karine Pigeon

University of Northern British Columbia & Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Canada

+1.780.223.7317

Term ends 09 January 2023

Konstantin Tirronen

Institute of Biology Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences

Russia

+79 004 62 3440

Term ends 09 January 2023

Ex-Officio Council

International Bear News Managing Editor

Mark Edwards
Royal Alberta Museum/University of Alberta

Canada

+1.825.468.6177
URSUS Managing Editor

Jon Swenson
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Norway

+47.90744468
Executive Director

Christopher Kelley
International Association for Bear Research and Management

United States of America

+1.415.902.8115
Director of Transition

Jennapher Teunissen van Manen
International Association for Bear Research and Management

United States of America

+1.530.379.5476
Webmaster

Nadine Bechstein
University of Leipzig

Germany

+49.176.82169126
Bear Conservation Fund Chair

Julia Bevins

United States of America

+1.907.223.3483
Student Representative

Amy MacLeod
University of Alberta

Canada

+1.780.707.0891
IUCN Red List Authority Focal Point

Bruce McLellan

Canada

+1.604.452.3233
IUCN Bear Specialist Group Co-chair

Dave Garshelis
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

United States of America

+1.218.327.4146
IUCN Bear Specialist Group Co-chair

Rob Steinmetz
World Wildlife Fund-Thailand

Thailand

+662-942-7691
IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group Co-Chair

Dag Vongraven
Norwegian Polar Institute

Norway

+47.77750638