Board of Directors


Board Members present at the Annual Meeting pause on the CADF Lodge Staircase

Posterity for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation is accomplished by a Board of Directors that ensures perpetual commitment to the program, prescribes modes of authority, and ensures long-term stability and existence of the program from an administrative oversight standpoint.

This Board consists of three components:

  • The first group is composed of 5 life members.
  • The second group is composed of 4 term members who serve on staggered, rotating 4-year terms.
  • The third group is composed of a variable number of associate members who serve on rotating 4-year terms.

Philip Barrett

Vice President of Finance, Chick-fil-A, Inc. (retired)

Darby, MT
Term Member - 2022

Philip Barrett, now retired, was the vice president of Finance for Chick-fil-A, Inc.. An avid outdoorsman and shooter, Barrett is the chairman of the board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Outdoors Ministry, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He resides in Darby, Montana.

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Reverend Bruce Brady, Jr.


BSU Director, Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Brookhaven, MS
Life Member

Bruce is employed by the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board and has served as director of the Baptist Student Union (Collegiate Ministry) at Copiah – Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi for over twenty years. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College in 1984 and his Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987. Bruce and his wife Beth reside in Brookhaven, MS.

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Dr. Marty Brunson


Retired Extension Professor, Mississippi State University Extension Service

Starkville, MS
Life Member

As the founding Board Chairman, Marty has provided continuous leadership for all programs and activities of the Catch-A-Dream Foundation since its inception in 2000. He oversees all operations, finances, resource development, personnel and programs.

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Jimmy Bullock

Sr. Vice President, Forest Sustainability, Resource Management Service, LLC

Bogue Chitto, MS
Life Member

As Senior Vice President, Forest Sustainability for Resource Management Service, LLC, Jimmy oversees sustainable forestry policy and programs; advocacy on forestry issues; and environmental, wildlife, and recreation policy and programs for RMS-managed timberlands in the United States.  He also has responsibility for forest certification and audit programs for RMS-managed timberlands in the US and globally in Brazil, China, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Cliff Covington


Retired Wildlife Specialist, Mississippi State University Extension Service

Vicksburg, MS
Term Member - 2023

Cliff Covington is a retired Wildlife Specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.  A 1988 graduate of Mississippi State University, Cliff holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science.  A native of Brookhaven, Mississippi, Cliff and his wife, Angela, make their home in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  In their spare time, they raise commercial beef cattle and grow hardwood timber on their family farm near Port Gibson, Mississippi.

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Darrell Daigre

CEO, CMB Construction Company

Raleigh, NC
Life Member

A veteran entrepreneur, corporate executive and perennial marketing professional whose career has included over 35 of executive level management and marketing positions. Darrell is currently CEO of CMB Construction Company, a commercial construction company focused on providing concrete finishing, grading, utility and commercial building services in Raleigh, NC and the surrounding area. In 2009 Darrell founded Savvy Homes, one of the largest homebuilding companies in America. Prior to that he was executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Haas Outdoors, the global licensing and marketing company for all of the Mossy Oak branded enterprises.

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Harry Dendy

Harry Dendy

Legislative Consultant; Treasurer for Togo Land Company, LLC

Jackson, MS
Term Member - 2021

Upon retirement from his chosen profession, Harry has remained very active with several non-profit organizations.  He also is a legislative consultant for clients that seek his input on legislative matters.  He spends a lot of his time at the 7,202 acre Togo Island  where he is co-manager of the day-to-day operations and is Treasurer for Togo Land Company, LLC.

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Michael P. Hainsey

Retired Executive Director, Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Columbus, MS
Associate Member - 2021

Mike Hainsey retired in 2022 as the Executive Director at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. He is also a retired Air Force pilot and a former Assistant Professor of Aerospace Science for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Matthew Mooney

COO of Parkway Property Investments

Phoenix, AZ
Life Member

Matt is the COO of Parkway Property Investments, a privately owned, full-service real estate investment firm with more than $4 billion in assets under management.

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Johnny Morris

Founder of Bass Pro Shops

Springfield, MO
Associate Member - 2023

When most people think of hunting and fishing supplies, there is one name that usually comes to mind: Bass Pro Shops. The man behind that name is Missourian Johnny Morris. He took his love of the great outdoors and turned it into a multi-million-dollar company, which enables people all over the world to enjoy their leisure time more than ever.

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Peggy Brady Pierce

Huntsville, AL
Associate Member - 2022

A staunch lifelong conservationist, Peggy Brady Pierce lives in Huntsville, AL with husband Jim Pierce a retired Aerospace Engineer who spent many years with NASA. Together, they enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and attending Mississippi State University athletic events.

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Sammy Slaughter


Northeast Mississippi President, Guaranty Bank and Trust

Starkville, MS
Associate Member - 2023

Sammy Slaughter is the Northeast Mississippi President, Guaranty Bank and Trust Bank in Starkville, MS. Sammy is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a BBA Degree in Business and a BPA Degree in Accounting. His main focus is providing clients financial solutions that meet their individual needs. Sammy works with all his Guaranty Bank and Trust partners to provide these financial solutions including Insurance, Wealth Management, Investment options as well as traditional loans and deposit solutions.

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Bill Sugg, Jr.

President, Haas Outdoors

West Point, MS
Term Member - 2024

Bill Sugg is a lifelong outdoorsman who is passionate about hunting and all things outdoors, with a specific reverence for waterfowl and wild turkey. As President of Haas Outdoors, home of the well-known camouflage brand Mossy Oak, Bill channels that passion into overseeing the day-to-day processes and business decisions at Mossy Oak.

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