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RBFF names three new board members

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation said it has appointed three new members to its 24-member board.

Ken Hammond

Ken Hammond

Diane Bristol

Diane Bristol

Glenn Hughes

Glenn Hughes

They are Diane Bristol, senior director of employee and community engagement at Simms Fishing Products, Ken Hammond, of The Hammond Group, and Glenn Hughes, who will become president of the American Sportfishing Association in April.

The RBFF said Bristol is responsible for managing the company’s contributions to and involvement with fisheries conservation organizations, from the local level to national organizations.

Through initiatives such as “Hook a Kid on Fishing” and others, Hammond has worked to keep youth out of drugs and in school. Hammond is returning to the board, as is Hughes, who is a former chairman of the RBFF Boating Task Force. The ASA hired him in 2013 as vice president for industry relations.

The RBFF said the new members will work closely with the organization’s leaders to meet its mission, including its goal to increase participation from the current level of 47 million anglers to 60 million in 60 months.

“Diane, Ken and Glenn all bring unique perspectives to our Board, and I’m eager to hear their thoughts as we move closer to that 60 million-angler mark,” RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson said in a statement. “We look forward to the immediate impact each of these individuals will have on our organization as we work to bring fishing and boating to the forefront of outdoor recreation.”

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