ASA elects board of directors members for 2020

Alexandria, Va. – Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors. Their three-year terms begin October 1, 2020. ASA is the national trade association that represents the sportfishing industry.

At-large seats went to:

Bruce Akin, CEO, B.A.S.S., Birmingham, Alabama – Re-elected to serve a second term on the board 

Diane Bristol - Senior Director, Employee and Community Engagement, Simms Fishing Products, Bozeman, Montana – Elected to serve a first term on the board

Regional seats went to:

Phillip Lillo, Owner/CEO, Don Coffey Company, Orlando, Florida - Southeast Region - Elected to serve a first term on the board from an ex-officio appointment 

Dan McDonald, President Yakima Bait Company, Granger, Washington - West Region - Re-elected to serve second term on the board

“I congratulate Dan McDonald and Bruce Akin on their re-elections to the board of directors and Phil Lillo, an ex-officio member, who now has a voting seat on the board,” said ASA President Glenn Hughes. “I also welcome Diane Bristol to the board and congratulate her on being elected to her first term.”

Hughes noted, “These individuals have diverse backgrounds with decades of experience in membership, conservation, distribution, marketing and manufacturing in the recreational fishing industry adding tremendous value to our already very strong board of directors.”