Tag Archives: Dave Chanda

Conservation on the water

By Jamie Stafford According to a Pews Research Center report, 67% of Gen Z and 71% of millennials cite climate change as a top concern for the future, and around 57% of baby boomers say the same. Baby boomers currently represent the majority of the boating industry, but increasingly, younger generations are aging into this industry as well. Today, consumers ...

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RBFF adds new board members

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced six additions to its Board of Directors. Louis Chemi (Freedom Boat Club), Carly Hysell (Garmin International), Wade Middleton (Careco TV), Bryan Seti (Yamaha Motor Corporation), Shelley Tubaugh (Grady-White Boats) and Kendra Wecker (Ohio Department of Natural Resources) bring more than a century and a half of combined experience in the fishing and ...

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RBFF releases 2022 Special Report on Fishing

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation

Fifty-two million Americans age 6+ went fishing in 2021, according to preliminary data from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) 2022 Special Report on Fishing. Down slightly from 2020, fishing participation exceeded 50 million for the second time in 14 years, posting gains over 2019 and supporting a six-year upward trend. "We were all hoping to hit our goal of 60 ...

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RBFF: A strong industry organization with resources for all

By Adam Quandt A conversation with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s president Dave Chanda and senior vice president of marketing and communications Stephanie West Vatalaro. During this year’s Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, Boating Industry had the opportunity to sit down with president Dave Chanda and senior vice president, marketing and communications Stephanie West Vatalaro from the Recreational ...

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Tickets available for the 2022 Miami Industry Breakfast, Feb. 17

The Miami Industry Breakfast is returning to the 2022 Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® on Thurs., Feb. 17 from 7:30 – 9:30 AM at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A. Hear about current trends in the recreational boating industry and celebrate the latest innovations and innovators during this exclusive event. Show exhibitors, NMMA members and industry stakeholders can ...

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RBFF names new president and CEO

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced Dave Chanda as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. In his new role, Chanda will manage all aspects of RBFF operations and assume responsibility for meeting the strategic goals set by RBFF leadership. Chanda, who originally joined the RBFF team in 2017 as Vice President of State & Federal Engagement, ...

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