GREENVILLE, NC – The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has appointed Joey Weller, Grady-White Boats vice president of sales, 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 that aim to increase participation in recreational boating and fishing, and to further the conservation and restoration of the country’s aquatic natural resources.
“I look forward to supporting 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,” said Weller. “The RBFF is seeking to increase participation from the current level of 46 million to 60 million in 60 months. That’s a great goal!”
RBFF websites TakeMeFishing.org and VamosAPescar.org feature how-to videos, information on how to get a fishing license and boat registration, and interactive state-by-state maps that allow visitors to find local boating and fishing spots.
Weller has been with Grady-White since 1988 and is currently responsible for domestic and international sales, along with dealer development. He has held many company leadership roles in manufacturing, customer relations, marketing, and sales. He has held district chairman and committee member roles with Ducks Unlimited and is a lifetime member of the North Carolina chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association. He is an avid hunter and angler, and enjoys outdoor activities.
Established in 1959, Grady-White builds a full range of versatile, saltwater-tough center console, dual console, express and walkaround cuddy cabin sportfishing and coastal family boats from 18 to 37 feet in length. Grady-White is historically renowned for and highest rated in customer satisfaction by every third party study ever done in the marine industry. Marine Industry Hall of Fame member Eddie Smith and the Smith family have owned the company since 1968.
Visitors are welcome to tour the factory in Greenville, NC, and meet the passionate craftspeople who build the ultimate outboard powered family-and-sportfishing boats. See www.gradywhite.com to learn more about Grady-White’s exceptional attention to detail in every boat they build.