|The current members of the board of directors are: Executive Committee – Chris Megan, Publisher, On The Water, LLC, Chairman; Zack Swanson, General Manager and Vice President, Sales, Rapala USA, Vice Chairman; Louis Chemi, COO, Freedom Boat Club, Secretary; Dan McDonald, President, Yakima Bait Company, Treasurer; Jesse Simpkins, Director of Marketing, St. Croix Rods, At-Large; and Kirk Immens, President, Sportco Marketing, Inc., Immediate Past Chairman.
The other board members are: Bruce Akin, CEO, B.A.S.S. LLC; Dale Barnes, Division Manager, Marketing, Yamaha Marine Group; Ed Carter, Executive Director, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency; Thom Dammrich, President, National Marine Manufacturers Association; Dan Ferris, Publisher, Midwest Outdoors; Peter Foley, President, Boone Bait Company, Inc., Patrick Gill, CEO, TackleDirect; Carl Liederman, President, Capt. Harry’s Fishing Supply Co., Inc.; Dave Pfeiffer, President, Shimano North American Fishing, Inc.; and Steve Smits, President, ZEBCO Brands.
The board’s ex-officio members are: Dave Bulthuis, Vice President of Government Affairs, Costa; Carey Graves, Vice President of Sales, Daiwa Corporation; Kenneth Hammond, CEO, The Hammond Group; and Phil Lillo, Owner/CEO, Don Coffey Company.