Board of Directors


David Dickerson, National Marine Manufacturers Association – President

David is the Director of State Government Relations for the National Marine Manufacturers Association. David brings years of experience lobbying state governments and building grassroots support for recreational boating and fishing issues.  Prior to joining NMMA 12 years ago, he was a Congressional press secretary, newspaper reporter and communications executive.


Paul Cramer, Star Milling Co. – Secretary

Paul is the Director of Sales and Marketing of Star Milling Co., a family-owned and operated feed mill that manufactures high-quality animal and fish feed sold throughout western United States. Paul also serves as Chairman of the California National Federation of Independent Business and multiple CA Farm Bureau advisory committees.


Ken Beer, The Fishery – Treasurer

Ken is the owner of The Fishery, one of California’s largest fish farms, and a former member of the California Aquaculture Association‘s Board of Directors.

Craig Elliott

Craig Elliott, Esq., Corona Recreation, Inc. & Imperial Catfish

Craig is the owner of some the most popular fishing lakes in Southern California: Santa Ana River Lakes, Corona Lake and Anaheim Lake. He also owns Imperial Catfish, one of the largest catfish farms in California. Additionally, Craig is the President of the California Association for Recreational Fishing (CARF).

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Jeff Ingram, Pure Fishing

Jeff is an avid angler and a Senior Account Manager for Pure Fishing,a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Chub®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Hardy®, Hodgman®, Johnson®, JRC®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Pflueger®, Sebile®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, and Ugly Stik®. Pure Fishing is also a sponsor of The Berkley Conservation Institute, developed to support conservation and angler recruitment efforts.


Marko Mlikotin, Executive Director

George Osborn, Legislative Advocate

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