Press Releases

RBFF Bolsters State Agency Representation on Board of Directors
Foundation that promotes conservation through boating & fishing participation brings on additional state agency expertise

ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 20, 2018) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the appointment of Bobby Wilson to its Board of Directors. Bobby Wilson is currently the Deputy Director over Field Operations at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and will bring nearly 40 years of state agency expertise to the RBFF Board.

After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Management and a Masters in Fisheries Management from Tennessee Technological University, Wilson began work at TWRA. Working his way up from Lake Manager to Fisheries Biologist in his first four years at the agency, Bobby was then promoted to Assistant Chief of Fisheries and then was appointed Chief of Fisheries in 2010. Since 2015, Wilson has served as the Deputy Director over Field Operations at TWRA.

“Working closely with state agencies is critical in reaching our goals, especially 60 in 60,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “Adding Bobby to our Board gives us an edge with his years of experience, expertise and drive to improve the fishing and boating landscape. We are honored to have Bobby join our Board of Directors.”

The RBFF Board of Directors is made up of 24 individuals who have been appointed by RBFF and industry and state agency organizations. The full list of RBFF Board of Directors members is available online.


About the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (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 developed the award-winning Take Me Fishing™ and Vamos A Pescar™ campaigns to create awareness around boating, fishing and conservation, and educate people about the benefits of participation. Take Me Fishing and Vamos A Pescar help boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan and equip for a day on the water. The campaign websites,, and, feature how-to videos, information on how to get a fishing license and boat registration, and an interactive state-by-state map that allows visitors to find local boating and fishing spots.

For further information: David Rodgers,, 703-253-7268