Mark T. Nethery
Mark Nethery has an extensive background working with government wildlife and environmental agencies. Mr. Nethery served three terms as the State President of the League of KY Sportsmen (LKS), Kentucky’s oldest and largest sportsmen/women and conservation organization. Prior to his statewide presidency, he served as 3rd District President and as a State Director of the LKS. After serving as State President of the LKS Mark continued to serve as the Governmental Affairs Liaison for the League of Kentucky Sportsmen from 2014-2018.
Mr. Nethery continues his advocacy for the proper management of natural resources, wildlife, and wildlife habitat. Now, as during his tenure as President of the LKS, Mr. Nethery works with elected officials, state agencies, and civic leaders to implement policies directly affecting the natural resources and sportsmen/women of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In recognition of his conservation and legislative achievements, Mark has been awarded the LKS President’s Award, the KY Wildlife Federation Foundation President’s Award and the LKS Sportsman of the Year Award.
In the private sector, Mr. Nethery served as the Chief Operations Officer of a regional specialty coffee company, retiring after 30 years with the company. During his years of service, in addition to the day-to-day management, Mr. Nethery traveled extensively in South and Central America, educating growers as to the benefits of producing high-quality coffees and served on various domestic and international trade committees. Mr. Nethery also served on numerous boards and charities, including 28 years as an executive officer/board member of the KY Restaurant Association and 15 years as a board member of the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America.
An avid sportsman, Mr. Nethery is an accomplished competitive shooter, enjoys upland bird and big game hunting and is a freelance outdoors writer and craftsman. He can most often be found on his rural Kentucky farm spending time afield with his two English Pointers, Pippa and Ziva.
Married for 39 years, Mark lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Regina, and has two daughters.