ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 10, 2008) – Frank Peterson, president and CEO of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is pleased to announce today that Stephanie Hussey has been named RBFF’s Director of State Initiatives. Hussey will be responsible for implementing the organization’s State Direct Mail Marketing Program and continuing to build relationships with state fish and wildlife agencies and their partners.
“Stephanie has been committed to promoting boating and fishing participation at the grassroots level and developed close relationships with our state partners across the country,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “She has worked diligently to implement our State Direct Mail Marketing Program and her commitment to the project has earned her a well-deserved promotion.”
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 Take Me Fishing Event Planning Kit and Passport to Fishing and Boating Program. She also sits on the Association for Conservation Information’s board of directors.
“I am honored to be directing RBFF’s state initiatives, which support the state fish and wildlife agencies’ efforts to sell fishing licenses and, ultimately, increase funds for critical conservation projects,” said Hussey. “I truly enjoy working with our state partners and look forward to developing new relationships as we expand our State Direct Mail Marketing Program and launch a boating registration pilot program with Oregon in the year ahead.”
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.