Rawley Cogan, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, President & CEO

Conserving Pennsylvania's Elk Country For Future Generations:

Rawley Cogan, Keystone Elk Country Alliance

Conserving Pennsylvania's Elk Country For Future Generations:

Rawley Cogan, Keystone Elk Country Alliance

President and CEO of Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) Rawley Cogan is a lifelong conservationist with a deep commitment to conserving and protecting elk habitats throughout Pennsylvania. Mr. Cogan was instrumental in completing the Elk Country Visitor Center, which has attracted visitors from 45 countries and all 50 states. 

Prior to assuming leadership of KECA in 2010, Mr. Cogan served the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation as development officer and lands program manager. During a 20-year tenure with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, he held various positions, including that of state elk biologist. In that role, he was chairman of the state’s elk hunt advisory committee and the senior author of Pennsylvania’s first modern-day elk hunt and Pennsylvania’s elk management plan. A prolific author, Mr. Cogan has written widely for conservation, outdoor, and professional publications, and hosts a national television show, “Friends in Wild Places.” He holds degrees from Penn State University and Slippery Rock University in wildlife technology, recreation, and forest resources, and an MS from Pennsylvania State University in wildlife and fisheries science.