Cummins Resigns as CCA President

Posted on September 11, 2009

HOUSTON, Texas - David Cummins, after a long and successful career with the Coastal Conservation Association, has decided to resign his position to pursue other opportunities.

“David has been instrumental in providing CCA with the structure and business-like approach that has made it so successful,” said Mitch Brownlee, vice chairman of CCA. “He will be missed by me and our members.”
Cummins came to CCA in 1983 as a volunteer in the Houston Chapter while he was associated with Arthur Young.  He arrived in the national office in 1990 as the chief financial officer and quickly put his stamp on the operation of the organization. He is largely responsible for the operation of the accounting, membership, personnel and management systems that have been the backbone of CCA. His experience in the for-profit world quickly translated to the diverse interests of a marine conservation organization, which grew from a small regional organization to its present size of 100,000 members in 17 states.
As president of CCA, he operated as the chief executive officer and chief operating officer, with a staff of more than 65 and an annual budget of $15,000,000. His insightfulness and business acumen allowed CCA to achieve national awards for stewardship.
A national search will be conducted for CCA’s next president. In the interim, CCA will be headed by its Executive Vice President Pat Murray.
“David was a tremendous asset to the organization and we wish him all the success in his new endeavors in the future,” said Venable Proctor, chairman of CCA.
CCA is the largest marine resource conservation group of its kind in the nation. 
With almost 100,000 members in 17 state chapters, CCA has been active in state, 
national and international fisheries management issues since 1977. 
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