Center for Sportfishing Policy Elects New Board Members

October 6, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 6, 2017 – The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP) recently elected David Pfeiffer, president of Shimano North America Fishing, Inc., and Nehl Horton, president of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), to serve on its board of directors. 

“CSP is thrilled to welcome Dave and Nehl to the board of directors,” said Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Sportfishing Policy. “We look forward to working with them to advance the priorities of saltwater anglers and the recreational fishing and boating industry.” 


Pfeiffer, an industry leader and avid angler, serves as president and CEO of Shimano North America Fishing, Inc. He has served as chairman of the American Sportfishing Association. He is a founding board member and vice chairman of the Coastal Conservation Association of California. He is a founding board member of the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation.


Horton, a veteran business leader and passionate angler, brings an array of experiences to his new role as president of IGFA. In his 30+ year career, he has been involved in the private sector, both nationally and internationally, government, public affairs, politics and the news media.

CSP board of directors includes Bob Hayes, Chairman; Bill Shedd, AFTCO, Vice Chairman; Scott Deal, Maverick Boats, Vice Chairman; Curtis Bostick, Treasurer; Huw Bower, Brunswick Boat Group; Dave Bulthuis, Costa del Mar; Tim Choate; Yvan Cote, Seastar Solutions; Thom Dammrich, National Marine Manufacturers Association; Berwick Duval, II; Tommy Hancock, Sportsman Boats; Guy Harvey, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation; Nehl Horton, International Game Fish Association; Jack Lawton, Jr.; John Paul Morris, Bass Pro Shops; Pat Murray, Coastal Conservation Association; Mike Nussman, American Sportfishing Association; Dave Pfeiffer, Shimano North America Fishing, Inc.; and Ben Speciale, Yamaha Marine.


The Center for Sportfishing Policy is the nation’s leading advocate for saltwater recreational anglers. The Center organizes, focuses and engages recreational fishing stakeholders to shape federal marine fisheries management policies. For more information, visit