2017 AFFTA Board of Administrators Govt Committee

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The American Fly Fishing Commerce Affiliation has introduced the welcome of Jennifer Lavigne of Waterworks-Lamson, Colby Trow of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, Lise Lozelle of Maven Fly and Casting for Restoration, and Rob Parkins of JD Excessive Nation Outfitters to the AFFTA Govt Committee for the 2017/2018 season.

Learn extra within the press launch beneath.

2017 AFFTA Board of Administrators Govt Committee

Saying Incoming Govt Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The American Fly Fishing Commerce Affiliation (AFFTA) welcomed the incoming Govt Committee on the group’s This autumn board assembly held October 15, in Bozeman, Montana. The next will lead the group in Govt Committee roles into the 2017/2018 season:

  • Chair: Jennifer Lavigne, Waterworks-Lamson
  • Vice-Chair: Colby Trow, Mossy Creek Fly Fishing
  • Secretary: Lise Lozelle, Maven Fly and Casting for Restoration
  • Treasurer: Rob Parkins, JD Excessive Nation Outfitters

For the primary time in AFFTA historical past, two of the 4 AFFTA Govt Committee members are feminine, indicative of a bigger, extra concerned feminine contingent in fly-fishing.

Chair Jen Lavigne famous, “It’s an thrilling time for AFFTA. Having been the one girl on the board 4 years in the past till now, serving with two different girls is indicative of modifications in our trade general and its openness towards inclusion. We now have a dynamic board of administrators with a various group of expertise. I’m honored to step into the position of chairperson this 12 months. AFFTA is devoted to the enterprise of fly fishing and can proceed to work on the behalf of the trade and for the betterment of the game.”

“Over the past a number of years as an trade, we’ve seen extra girls launching companies, taking up management roles and having an even bigger presence on the water,” AFFTA Secretary Lise Lozelle shared. “The AFFTA board is a direct reflection of its membership and it’s a privilege to be one in all three girls on the board, working with an impressive group of individuals to maneuver the enterprise of fly fishing ahead.”

Held in August, the 2017 AFFTA board elections additionally noticed the election of Jen Ripple, the Principal of Fly Squared Media and Editor-in-Chief of DUN Journal, to the AFFTA board. This marks the primary time in latest historical past three girls have served on the board of administrators.

AFFTA advocates for and promotes the sustained progress of the fly fishing trade. By igniting shopper demand for services, offering companies the instruments to achieve success, and advocating for entry, safety and restoration of fishing waters, we’ll proceed to boost the eagerness and profitability of the game of fly fishing.

Contact: Jess McGlothlin, 512-520-7104, jess@affta.org

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