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Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Marine's Maurice Bowen Joins RBFF Board of Directors
Foundation that Promotes Conservation through Boating & Fishing Participation Welcomes New Boating Industry Board Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 5, 2012) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced Maurice Bowen has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Bowen, Vice President of Marketing for boat operations in the integrated Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Marine Group marketing team, will bring more than 35 years of marketing expertise to the table, helping RBFF leadership pursue its mission.

“We are very excited to have Maurice on board with RBFF. His expertise in the boating industry will bring great insight to the team,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “We welcome his contributions as we work to build engagement and participation in boating and fishing.”

“RBFF is in a position to make a significant contribution to the introduction of a new generation of Americans to the excitement and wonders of the great outdoors.” said Bowen, “I am enthused about the RBFF mission and excited to have an opportunity to work with the very committed RBFF board and staff on its fulfillment.” 

Bowen graduated from Ohio State University, and started his career with Ford Motor Company's Ford Division. After more than a decade in Ford sales and marketing operations that included a stint as a dealership general manager, Bowen joined the marketing team assembled by Hyundai to launch their U.S. operations. During 12 years with Hyundai Motor America, Maurice completed and received an M.B.A. degree and held senior management positions as the head of the company's strategic planning office and as the director of marketing. In 2001, Bowen joined Tracker Marine Group as the Vice President of Marketing.

A full list of RBFF board members is available on RBFF.org.

About RBFF
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources.  RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy.

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For further information: Stephanie Vatalaro, svatalaro@rbff.org, 703-778-5156

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