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Distinguished U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Retiree Dr. Robert (Bob) Blohm Joins The Trumpeter Swan Society Board of Directors

January 4, 2012

Our newest Director is Dr. Robert Blohm who retired early this year after a distinguished career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Bob Blohm has had a longstanding interest in waterfowl and waterfowl ecology after growing up along Saginaw Bay in the State of Michigan.  He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife in 1968.  He then began his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Wildlife Ecology, where he received his M.S. Degree in 1977 and Ph.D. Degree in 1979, studying the breeding ecology of the Gadwall in southern Manitoba under Dr. Robert A. McCabe.  His field work was conducted through the auspices of the Delta Waterfowl Research Station. His graduate studies were interrupted by military service, where he served as an artillery officer in Alaska and Vietnam.  Following graduate work, he was hired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a staff biologist in the Office of Migratory Bird Management, in Laurel, Maryland.  Bob remained in the Office (now Division) of Migratory Bird Management for his entire career, where he became Chief of the Division in 2007.  He retired on December 31, 2010, after working nearly 32 years in the field of migratory bird management.  Bob and his wife, Shari, have two sons, Andy and Matt, now grown.  The entire Blohm family continues to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor pursuits.

The Trumpeter Swan Society Welcomes New Board Member – David Myers, Idaho Falls, Idaho

September 27, 2011


David Myers brings significant business and financial experience to our Board along with a passion for the outdoors and Trumpeter Swans.  Raised in Oregon, he has lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho, for over a decade.  Dave has a degree in accounting and experience as a CPA.  He is currently the CEO of 34 Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza franchises in Idaho, Iowa, and Tennessee.  A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Dave received the 2007 “Brightest Star Award” from the Governor of Idaho for developing a family support program for deployed National Guard troops.  He is an avid outdoorsman, with fly fishing and white-water boat guiding experience.  Dave is dedicated to helping the Society take swan conservation to a new level, particularly in Idaho.  We are very fortunate to have him join the Board.  And hey, check out the fish!

The Trumpeter Swan Society Welcomes New Board Member – Rob Morgan of Cabin John, Maryland

August 31, 2011

Rob Morgan, TTSS Board Member


From 1989 until his recent retirement, Rob worked as a lawyer for Perot Systems, an IT services provider in northern Virginia.  He also volunteered as a mediator with Marylandand Virginiatrial courts. Previously, he worked as an Assistant US Attorney in DC, an associate at Covington & Burling in DC, a clerk to Judge Van Graafeiland on the US Court of Appeals in New York, and a Lieutenant in the Army with service in Vietnam. Rob served as a Director for the National Wildlife Refuge Association for 6 years.  He was the NWRA legal counsel and Treasurer.  Rob has a JD from the University of Virginia Law School where he was Articles Editor on the Virginia Law Review, an MBA from HarvardBusinessSchool, and a BA in history from YaleCollege.  Rob was born in DC, grew up in northern Virginia, and lives in Maryland.  His wife, Janice Erich, is a lawyer for Saab Aircraft Leasing.  They enjoy reading, running, language, and travel. Their daughter, Erica, is a reporter for the Calvert [County, MD] Recorder.  TTSS is very pleased to have Rob join our Board.