Cameron Wright of Charlotte has been named executive director of the Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina, the state’s largest marine conservation organization. 

Greg Hurt, president of CCA-NC, said yesterday that Wright will begin working in mid-November.  

Having fished on every continent around the globe, Wright brings a wealth of knowledge to the position. He has frequented the North Carolina coast and understands the importance of conserving our coastal resources.

As head of CCA-NC, Wright will oversee the organization’s conservation programs, legislative initiatives, developmental activities of the state’s chapters and its 3,500-plus members. He will also oversee CCA’s staff at its Raleigh headquarters.

"CCA of NC is fortunate to have Cameron Wright join our organization as executive director,” Hurt said. “Cameron is a life-long saltwater fisherman. He has written and spoken extensively on various fishing topics, but most importantly, he has a strong passion for protecting our state’s precious marine resources.”

Wright is the author of The Southern Surfcaster and a regular saltwater fishing contributor for ESPN Radio. He is also on the faculty for the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series and holds degrees from N.C. State and Montreat.

"Having been taught to fish at an early age by my father, our actions today, as it relates to the education and conservation of our coastal resources, will have a lasting effect on my children and future generations to come. We must provide them the chance to enjoy the fantastic fishery found here in North Carolina. CCA has been and will continue to be the voice for recreational anglers and I am honored to have been chosen to serve as the new executive director,” Wright said. “We are going to take CCA of NC to new heights.”