ASA Names New Pres­i­dent

The Amer­i­can Sport­fish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion board of di­rec­tors an­nounces a fa­mil­iar face will soon take the reins of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

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The board voted unan­i­mously to hire Glenn Hughes, ASA vice pres­i­dent for in­dus­try re­la­tions, tasked with over­see­ing ASA trade-show, mem­ber­ship, and mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions ef­forts since 2013, to take on the role of pres­i­dent start­ing on April 1, 2018.

The an­nounce­ment was made dur­ing the board of di­rec­tors meet­ing at the 2017 Sport­fish­ing Sum­mit in October, shortly af­ter cur­rent ASA Pres­i­dent and CEO Mike Nuss­man made pub­lic his plans to re­tire at the end of March.

Hughes, an avid coastal an­gler who honed his salt­wa­ter fish­ing skills while liv­ing on the Jersey Shore and Florida, had this to say: “I pledge to do my very best to help im­prove our na­tion’s fish­eries, in­crease par­tic­i­pa­tion in our sport, and serve the sport-fish­ing in­dus­try and the broader recre­ational fish­ing com­mu­nity in my new role.”

“Over the past four years, Glenn has demon­strated he has the skills and abil­i­ties re­quired to lead our as­so­ci­a­tion. He brought a strong in­dus­try back­ground to ASA and is very fa­mil­iar with how our trade as­so­ci­a­tion func­tions, which makes him uniquely qual­i­fied to ad­dress eco­nomic and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues im­pact­ing our in­dus­try,” said ASA board of di­rec­tors chair­man Kirk Im­mens.

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