The American Sportfishing Association has hired Kirk Ross as its new membership director. Most recently, Ross had been in the same role at the Arkansas Cattleman’s Association.
“Kirk has the experience and passion to complement our established ASA team,” said ASA president Glenn Hughes in a statement. “He is an avid angler which will serve him well in representing our association, as well as understanding the business needs of our industry.”
Added Ross, “I jumped at the opportunity to join the American Sportfishing Association’s staff. I’m a lifelong angler and I want to make sure that fishing remains relevant to future generations. To do this it is imperative that the sportfishing industry remain robust as we work to advance our collective interest. I am humbled and honored to work for ASA and I look forward to speaking with and meeting many of our members before and at ICAST.”
Ross began his career at ACA in 2013 as membership director. The group has approximately 8,500 members and Ross’ responsibilities included developing and implementing member recruitment and retention programs, helping manage association conferences, providing editorial content for ACA publications and social media and representing the organization at state-wide meetings.
Prior to his time at ACA, Ross was a legislative assistant at the Association of Arkansas Counties. He has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of the Ozarks.