Springfield, MO – The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame has added three members to its Board of Directors to begin serving a three-year term in January 2023, bringing their unique talents and experience to continue the Hall’s efforts in expanding its outreach and impact upon the bass fishing world. The new members include:
· Craig Lamb, B.A.S.S. Senior Editor with four decades of industry experience;
· Tom Lang, Outreach Director for Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Inland Fisheries Division and Director of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center; and
· Alan McGuckin, 28-year marketing professional for brands including Toyota, Terminator, Yamaha, Quantum and Vexus Boats.
“This is a ‘working board,’ and these new directors have all demonstrated distinct skill sets as well as a commitment to our mission and to providing the highest possible content and counsel” said Bass Fishing Hall of Fame President John Mazurkiewicz “We continue to pride ourselves on the fact that our leadership encompasses all of the major tours, media outlets and sectors of the industry, providing a holistic approach to our purpose.”
In addition to Mazurkiewicz, owner of Catalyst Marketing Services, a PR/media relations firm focusing of the recreational fishing industry, the Board’s executive committee also includes: Vice President and President-Elect Bruce Stanton Vice President and General Manager (Fishing Division) at PRADCO Outdoor Brands; Vice President Clifton Rutledge, chairman of the board for Shipley’s; Secretary Todd Hammill CEO of Wired2Fish; and Treasurer Donald Howell, President/CFO of Southern Sky Aviation.
Other Board members include Tim Carini, Mark Copley, Joe Opager, Brandon Palaniuk, Matt Pangrac, Dan Quinn, Pete Robbins, Mike Valster and Kevin VanDam. Steve Bowman chairs the Development Committee. Todd Ceisner chairs the Outreach Committee. Daren Cole chairs the Facilities and Preservation Committee. Kathy Fennel chairs the Arrangements Committee. Gene Gilliland chairs the Conservation and Education Committee. Neil Paul chairs the Nominations Committee.
About the HOF
The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board of directors and is dedicated to celebrating, promoting and preserving the sport of bass fishing. Since 2017, the Hall’s inductees and memorabilia representing the history of bass fishing is showcased in Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri. The 2024 HOF Induction banquet will be held September 26, 2024 at Wonders of Wildlife.