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RBFF Adds Six Board Members


The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) yesterday announced that it added six new members to its board.

The new appointments all are individuals with experience in the recreational fishing and boating industries or with state agencies, RBFF said in a statement yesterday.

The new board members are Louis Chemi of Freedom Boat Club, Carly Hysell of Garmin International, Wade Middleton of Careco TV, Bryan Seti of Yamaha Motor Corp., Shelley Tubaugh of Grady-White Boats and Kendra Wecker from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

“All six of these respected leaders bring a wide breadth of experience, knowledge and leadership to the board,” said RBFF President and CEO Dave Chanda in the statement. “Their insights and perspectives will be vital as RBFF looks to continue its efforts to increase fishing and boating participation across the country.”

RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase recreational angling and boating participation, thereby protecting and restoring the nation's aquatic natural resources.



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