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George Thornton holds a BA from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. His career spanned 33 years in executive positions with international agribusiness corporations and 9 years as CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation. In 2017 George founded and serves as Chairman of Heritage Preservation Trust, an organization dedicated to conserving and protecting working landscapes across the Southeast and preserving historic buildings.
George and his wife Beth reside in Edgefield County, SC where they manage their property for the benefit of wildlife.
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