American Sportfishing Association Published November 8, 2013
During the 2013 Sportfishing Summit, held October 16-18, in Sanibel, Fla., the American Sportfishing Association recognized several individuals who have given generously of their time and company resources in support of the industry and fisheries conservation. For more details, including photographs, go to the ASA website.
Lifetime Achievement Award - Peter F. Foley – President – Boone Bait Company
ASA’s most prestigious award, the Norville Prosser Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to Peter F. Foley, president, Boone Bait Company, which is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla. Foley was recognized for his decades of extraordinary leadership and lifelong commitment to recreational fishing and the sportfishing industry.
Future of Fishing Award - David Pfeiffer – President – Shimano American Corporation
ASA’s Future of Fishing Award was presented to David Pfeiffer, president, Shimano American Corporation, located in California, for his commitment to the sportfishing industry and his leadership in ensuring recreational fishing’s future. Pfeiffer currently serves on the board of directors and was board Chairman from 2004 to 2006.
Outstanding Industry Leader Award – John Jilling – Wright & McGill, Co.
ASA presented an Outstanding Industry Leader Award to long-time member John Jilling. In 2012 Jilling retired as President of Wright & McGill, Co., headquartered in Denver, Colo. after nearly 35 years with the company and 13 years as its President. Jilling was a long-time supporter of ASA having served on the board of directors for eight years and served for many years on the Trade Show (ICAST) committee and other committees.
Outstanding Fisheries Conservation Award – Noreen Clough – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and B.A.S.S.
ASA presented an Outstanding Fisheries Conservation Award to Noreen Clough, who retired this year as Conservation Director of B.A.S.S. Clough is a member of the association’s Government Affairs committee. Clough has more than 36 years of experience in natural resource conservation in both the federal and private sectors.