By Kirk Deeter
Trout Unlimited has named Chris Wood, currently TU's chief operating officer, to fill the chief executive officer's position held by Charles Gauvin since 1991. Wood will take over February 1.
Since Gauvin took the helm of TU at the age of 34, the organization's development has been nothing short of extraordinary. According to a TU press announcement, back then,
"TU’s budget was $2.5 million and it had approximately 50,000 members. There was just one staff person who worked on conservation issues.