Changing Places


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.


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