Board of Directors
With the exception of the Treasurer, the foundation’s board of directors is the same as the American Sportfishing Association.
Jesse Simpkins (Chairman)
Director of Marketing, St. Croix Rods
Phil Lillo (Vice Chairman)
Owner/CEO, Done Coffey Company
Dan Ferris (Secretary)
Publisher, Midwest Outdoors
Dan McDonald (Treasurer)
President, Yakima Bait Company
Patrick M. Gill (At-Large)
CEO, Tackle Direct
Chris Megan (Immediate Past Chairman)
Publisher, On The Water, LLC
Sr. Director, Employee and Community Engagement, Simms Fishing Products
Director of Brand – Fishing, Plano Synergy
President, Boone Bait Company, Inc.
President, National Marine Manufacturers Association
Vice President, Merchandising, Big Rock Sports, LLC
President, Wright and McGill Co.
Director of Marketing, Rapala USA
Sara Parker Pauley
Director, Missouri Department of Conservation
Dave J. Pfeiffer
President, Shimano North American Fishing, Inc.
Vice President, Field, Stream & Leisure, Academy Sports + Outdoors
President, AFTCO Manufacturing Co., Inc.
President, Pure Fishing
Vice President of Sales, Daiwa Corporation
Chief Executive Officer, The Hammond Group
President, Sportco Marketing, Inc.