Governing Committees

Governing Committees

The association has a roster of committees that advise the staff and board of directors on management and governance issues. The list is current as of April, 2018.

60 in 60 – Provides guidance for industry efforts to increase fishing participation.
Liz Ogilvie, KeepAmericaFishing Director, Chief Marketing Officer

Advocacy – Provides guidance for ASA’s angler advocacy effort KeepAmericaFishing®.
Contact: Liz Ogilvie, KeepAmericaFishing Director, Chief Marketing Officer

Communications – Guides the internal and external communications, industry-wide promotions, and media relations for the association.
Contact: Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Director

Consumer Shows – Guides ASA's interests in producing consumer shows.
Glenn Hughes, President

Data and Statistics – Provides guidance for the association’s development of industry data.
Contact: Glenn Hughes, President and Rob Southwick, President, Southwick Associates

Finance – Provides oversight for the association’s finances and investment policies.
Contact: Diane Carpenter, Vice President, Operations and CFO

FishAmerica Foundation – Guides the foundation’s conservation and research grant activities, as well as foundation policy.
Contact: Liz Ogilvie, Chief Marketing Officer

Government Affairs – Guides the association’s legislative efforts and interaction with federal and state resource agencies. Government Affairs has three subcommittees: Saltwater, Freshwater and Trade and Commerce.
Contact: Scott Gudes, Vice President,Government Affairs

Membership – Guides the association’s member services and recruitment efforts.
Contact: Kirk Ross, Membership Director

Nominating – Nominates individuals to serve on the association’s Board of Directors.
Contact: Glenn Hughes, President

Show – Provides oversight, evaluation, and direction for the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST), the industry’s trade show.
Contact: Blake Swango, Trade Show Director