Updated: Oct 28, 2020
Congratulations are in order for TCA Executive Director Janice Bezanson, who reached her 30-year mark working for TCA on May 1.
TCA founder Ned Fritz recruited Janice as a volunteer in the early 1980’s.
“Ned was famous for dropping volunteers into the deep end of the pool and expecting them to swim,” says Janice. “The first time he said ‘Why don’t you hold a press conference?’ I almost fainted. Then I found myself flying to Washington, D.C., to testify on the bill before a Congressional committee!”
Thirty years later, Janice is a veteran conservationist, coordinating coalitions of wildlife groups, organizing issues campaigns, and overseeing a variety of conservation projects. Along the way, Janice has raised money, lobbied bills in Congress and the state legislature, supervised staff, and handled a wide range of administrative issues.
“Janice’s accomplishments are exceptional,” says TCA Chairman Mack Turner. “She’s had a hand in creating parks and wildlife refuges, stopping unnecessary reservoir projects, establishing state and federal policies, and recruiting hundreds of Texans to conservation. She’s built a strong, effective organization focused on protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat. TCA is very blessed to have her leadership!”