The FAF is managed by its board of directors who have extensive experience in areas such as: AIS prevention, industry advocacy, angler education and sales/marketing. The board includes: Patrick Neu-FAF President & NPAA President; Kevin VanDam, professional bass anglings most recognized angler and accomplished tackle/marine industry businessman; Thom Dammrich past President of the National Marine Manufacturers Assoc. and current/past board member for numerous boating/fishing industry associations; Sam Calabro, avid angler/past sales/marketing executive at Union Pacific Railroad who is acting as the FAF’s Vice President-Industry Relations; Dr. Robert (Nick) Schmal retired U.S. Forest Service Aquatic Biologist, acting as FAF Governmental Partnership Liaison; Dr. Phil Moy a former U.W. Sea Grant Director and aquatic biologist; Robert Blosser, pro angler/opinion leader and successful business person. Day to day management is undertaken on a volunteer basis by FAF president Pat Neu.