Nehl Horton elected as IGFA’s next president

Current leader steps down after 15 years as fishing group’s leader.

DANIA BEACH, Florida — The International Game Fish Association will have a new president after its long-time leading executive announced he will be stepping down in September.

Nehl Horton was elected as IGFA’s seventh president, it was announced Aug. 14. Horton will succeed Rob Kramer, whose tenure will end Sept. 1; Kramer served as IGFA’s president for 15 years.

IGFA, which was founded in 1939, stated Horton is an avid angler and brings more than 30 years of experience in business, government, news media and politics. The fishing organization stated Horton’s first priority will be to work with IGFA Trustees on developing a long-range plan to stay connected with anglers, build new revenue streams and continue supporting conservation programs.

The nonprofit organization, which is based in the Miami suburb of Dania Beach, promotes conservation of game fish and responsible angling practices. IGFA also focuses on rule making and record keeping.

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