GREENVILLE, N.C. — The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) appointed Joey Weller, the Grady-White Boats vice president of sales, as the newest member to its board of directors.
The RBFF is a national non-profit organization and sponsor of the Take Me Fishing and Vamos A Pescar programs, which aim to increase participation in recreational boating and fishing throughout the country and further conservation and restoration efforts.
Weller is responsible for domestic and international sales, plus dealer development, with Grady-White Boats. He has held roles in manufacturing, customer relations, marketing, and sales and is a lifetime member of the Coastal Conservation Association’s North Carolina chapter.
Weller, who has been with Grady-White Boats since 1988, said in a press release from Grady-White Boats that he is excited to support “the activities of the RBFF as it aims to help boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan and equip for a day on the water.” He added the RBFF hopes to fulfill the Take Me Fishing mission, which is increase participation from 46 million to 60 million in 60 months. The campaign was revealed in September 2016 by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) during a policy briefing on Capitol Hill.
The two programs’ websites, TakeMeFishing.org and VamosAPescar.org, feature how-to videos and information on how to get a fishing license and boat registration. It also provides interactive maps for each state showing visitors how to find the best boating and fishing spots.