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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Announces Three New Board Members

MIAMI, Florida

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is pleased to announce three new members of its Board of Directors, Bill Andersen from The Andersen Firm, Dave Perkins from The Orvis Company, and Stephen C. Reynolds from Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust board is comprised of a diverse group of conservation-minded people from around the United States, all united in their passion for preserving bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries for the future through stewardship, scientific research, education, and advocacy.

Bill Andersen is an avid saltwater and freshwater fly fisherman. Bill and his son, Will own the South Holston River Lodge in Tennessee. Bill is a Trust and Estates attorney and lead author to The Pocket Guide to Trusts & Estates: Understanding Estate Planning, Estate Settlement, Estate Litigation and Asset Protection. Bill is active with the American Museum of Fly Fishing and is a member of the Anglers Club of New York.

Dave Perkins is a current Vice Chairman of The Orvis Company, and has held numerous positions with the company since he started there in 1979. Mr. Perkins established Orvis’ retail business as well as built its core Sporting Traditions business including the Fly Fishing and Wingshooting Schools, the endorsed lodge outfitter and guide program and The International Travel Service. An avid fly angler and wingshooter, Dave is a past board member of the Ruffed Grouse Society, Chairman of the Board of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and is currently on the board of the Tall Timbers Research Station and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Stephen C. Reynolds received a B.S. from Arkansas State University, Master of Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine, and served in the U.S. Army before beginning as an Administrative Resident at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee in 1971. By 1992, he became President and CEO of the hospital and two years later became the President and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. In June 2014, Mr. Reynolds became President Emeritus and Senior Consultant of Baptist Memorial Health Corporation. Mr. Reynolds served on the Board of Ducks Unlimited Inc. for 18 years, was their National Secretary for 14 years, and currently serves on a number of other boards.

“Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s three new board members come from very different backgrounds, but all bring extensive board and business experience, a passion for fisheries conservation, and the willingness and know-how to aid in the organization’s continued growth in the future,” says current Board Chairman Tom Davidson. “We look forward to each of their contributions to the organization and advice and assistance to help fulfill the BTT mission.”

About BTT

BTT is a fisheries conservation organization dedicated to enhancing global bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats through stewardship, research, education and advocacy. If you would like to learn more about Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s efforts, please contact Dan Dow at 845.239.6051 or dan@bonefishtarpontrust.org or visit our website . . .

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