Frank Peterson, president and CEO of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is pleased to announce today that Stephanie Hussey was appointed to the Association for Conservation Information (ACI) board of directors during ACI's annual conference held July 8 – 12, 2007 in Lenox, Mass.
"As ACI President and long time active member, I am delighted that the ACI members voted Stephanie to the board of directors. She will add a new dimension to our decision making and will give us a different perspective from a non-governmental agency. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation has been a great ACI supporter through the years and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship," said ACI President Marianne Burke, who is also public information director for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
As RBFF's state outreach manager, Hussey is responsible for building relationships with state natural resources agencies and their partners to more effectively convert awareness of boating and fishing into participation at the grassroots level.
"We are honored that Stephanie was chosen to serve on ACI's board where she can represent RBFF's strong commitment to increasing participation in boating and fishing," said Peterson.
Hussey has 14 years experience working with state fish and wildlife agencies and as one of RBFF's veteran staff members, she has led the charge on many key products and programs, helping kick off the first National Fishing and Boating Week and leading the development of the Event Planning Kit and Passport Program.
"The states' work is critical to the success of fish and wildlife populations, and ultimately our enjoyment of fishing, hunting and outdoor activities," she said. "I'm honored to serve on the ACI Board, which plays a major role in providing significant opportunities to exchange and promote natural resource information and education ideas."
Hussey received a bachelor's degree in biology from Michigan State University and was awarded a Berryman Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in fisheries and wildlife at Utah State University.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. 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.