Posted 5/29/2014 11:45 am
Updated 7 months ago
Former Razorback Foundation president Chuck Dicus has been named president of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation.
In the position, Dicus will be responsible for fundraising efforts and day-to-day operation of the foundation.
"We are excited to have Chuck join us as he brings over 17 years of fundraising experience with him," Randy Milligan, chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, said in a news release. "Throughout his time with the Razorback Foundation Inc., Chuck worked with Arkansans in every part of the state. We know that these relationships will be of great benefit to our foundation and we are excited to see Chuck help us grow."
Dicus spent 17 years as president of the Razorback Foundation. During that time, it raised more than $220 million. Before working with the Razorbacks, Dicus worked for Stephens Inc. of Little Rock. He also played three years in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Most recently, Dicus has worked with Irwin Partners LLC, a commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, development and consulting firm in Little Rock.
Dicus will be acting president as of July 1. At that time, current president Steve Smith will become president emeritus.
Smith was paid $98,988 as president of the foundation in 2012, according to the group's most recent IRS Form 990.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, formed in 1982, is a nonprofit organization composed of men and women who promote hunting, fishing and conservation education in Arkansas.