The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced the addition of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Executive Director, Eric Sutton to its Board of Directors. Sutton brings over 20 years of expertise in public land management in both the government and private sector.
Starting as assistant executive at FWC in 2013 and appointed to executive director in 2017, Sutton has worked tirelessly to manage the fish and wildlife resources of Florida. Sutton studied at the University of South Florida, where he received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in zoology, focusing his work on endangered species population biology.
“With it being the sportfishing capital of the United States, we are pleased to have such strong representation from Florida on our Board,” said RBFF president & CEO Frank Peterson. “Eric is dedicated to conserving the fishing and boating opportunities in his home state, and we look forward to working together to grow the sport across the U.S.”
Sutton is eager to begin contributing to the RBFF Board of Directors, stating he’s “honored and excited to represent states on the RBFF Board. Fishing and boating are a critical link to the outdoors and the conservation of our fish and wildlife resources.”