Clarence Cottam

Clarence Cottam served as Foundation Director from 1955 through 1973.  He was selected as the first director of the Welder Wildlife Foundation by the original trustees because of his national and international recognition as one of the leading conservationists of the day. More...

Caleb Glazner

W. Caleb Glazener became assistant director of the Foundation in 1955. If Clarence Cottam was the ‘long arm’ of the Foundation, Caleb Glazener was the on the ground, ‘nuts and bolts’ man. More...

James Teer

James G. Teer became the Foundation’s third director in January 1980 and remained in the position for 20 years. Teer brought to the Foundation a singular dedication to the field of wildlife management that focused on the Foundation’s mission of research and education in the field. More...

Lynn Drawe

D. Lynn Drawe is a native of south Texas, having been born in the lower Rio Grande Valley and raised on ranches across the region. He obtained his Ph.D. at Utah State University, and he took his first professional position as assistant professor of range and wildlife management at Texas A&I University in 1970. More...