October 24, 2013 Bozeman, MT- The Board of Directors for the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), recently elected four directors to serve as the Executive Committee for the next calendar year. The Executive Committee is responsible for overseeing the business and affairs of AFFTA and to ensure the mission and goals are being fulfilled.
Chairman- Tucker Ladd President and Owner of Trout’s Fly Fishing, Denver, CO
Vice-Chairman- David Heller V.P. of Sales and Marketing Winston Rod Co., Twin Bridges, MT
Secretary- Andrew Bennett, President and principal Owner of Deneki Outdoors, Seattle, WA
Treasurer- Larry Barrett, Director of Operations for Far Bank Enterprises, Bainbridge Island, WA
The election of Tucker Ladd as Chairman of the AFFTA board is historic; Tucker is the first retailer to be elected as the AFFTA Chairman. “I am not only proud to become the AFFTA Chairman, but I am honored to be the first retailer to ever hold this position. This is a testament of the commitment to the retail base of our industry by the current Board of Directors, as well as AFFTA as a whole. I have always believed that retailers are the life-blood of our sport and industry, and I am excited to have the opportunity to represent this segment of our trade group. 2014 will undoubtedly be an exciting year for AFFTA, and I am looking forward to helping drive our trade group to new levels of success, relevancy and growth” noted Ladd.
“The newly elected Executive Committee is comprised of highly respected individuals in the fly fishing industry. Tucker Ladd’s election to serve as Chairman for the coming year by the AFFTA board of directors, is a testament to Tucker’s commitment, dedication and respect throughout the industry” said AFFTA President Ben Bulis.