Changing Places

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Recreational fishing industry veteran Steve Levi was appointed brand manager of BoatUS Angler, the membership and services program for boat-owning anglers, a division of BoatU.S..

"Steve knows how to reach out to fishermen and has a great track record of managing some high-profile televised tournaments, working with sponsors and the media" BoatUS vice president of membership Heather Lougheed said in a statement.

Levi most recently served as general manager of Career Sports & Entertainment, where he managed the Under Armour College Bass Tour national championship and the Redfish Cup, produced for ESPN2 and ESPNU.

He was also a district sales manager for Hamlin and Associates, where he managed direct-sales programs for the sporting goods market and handled product launches.

Levi was also a regional events manager for ESPN/BASS, where he was responsible for negotiations, logistics and product placement in association with the BASS Master Classic, BASS Master Weekend Series, and Women's BASS Master Tour.


Sales stagnate in March

Overall boat sales in March were slightly lower compared to last year and year-over-year growth was down by just over 1 percent, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., data that was gathered for 30 states.