The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Mullin to serve as the New England States Coordinator. In this role, Joe will be working alongside state legislative sportsmen caucuses in the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus in the New England states. His hiring represents a significant expansion of capacity for CSF’s States Program Team, in an effort to provide more individualized and focused attention to the NASC and GSC members in the region.
“The primary reason that I applied for the New England States Coordinator position was to have the opportunity to work towards the conservation of the land and waters that I’ve enjoyed throughout my life,” said Mullin. “CSF’s commitment to the education and growth of the outdoors community is admirable, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to its mission of protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping throughout the New England region.”
Prior to joining CSF, Joe earned a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business from Chestnut Hill College, where he was a two-year captain of the men’s baseball team. Following graduation, Joe worked in finance for a pork harvesting and food services company in Pennsylvania. Joe then attended Michigan State University College of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor. While in law school, he worked as a legal intern for members of the Pennsylvania Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives, and also assisted a candidate in the primary election for a Texas House of Representatives seat. During the spring semester of 2017, Joe worked in Washington, D.C. as an extern with the Department of the Interior-Departmental Ethics Office, where he supported the Attorney-Advisors in vetting events and gifts for potential conflicts of interest.
Joe is a native of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and takes every chance he can get to be in a tree stand or a duck blind. Joe is an avid outdoorsman and also enjoys fishing, camping, and hiking.
Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?