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ASA names its new US government affairs spokesman

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Scott Gudes: Has joined the ASA as Vice President, Government Affairs.

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has named Scott Gudes as its spokesmen on government affairs. Gudes – an avid angler and acknowledged bipartisan mover and shaker – has been appointed as the ASA’s Vice President, Government Affairs.

Gudes has 30 years of experience in the federal executive and legislative branches. Immediately prior to joining the ASA, he served as Vice President, Legislative Affairs for Space Systems and Missile Defense for Lockheed Martin.

Before that he served as Vice President for Government Relations, with responsibility for legislative, regulatory, state/local and political action committee issues, for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the trade association representing 1,700 recreational boat manufacturing companies.

“Scott’s Congressional, federal agency and association experience is an immense asset for the ASA and for the recreational fishing industry,” said ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman.

“The depth and breadth of his experience will help the ASA do an even better job of serving our members as our industry adapts to the economic and environmental changes that are impacting recreational fishing.”

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