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January 29, 2013 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Far Bank Enterprises, a leader in the fly fishing industry, is pleased to announce that the Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) awarded president and CEO Travis Campbell its Advocacy Leadership Award. Campbell received the honor at the Thought Leader Dinner in Salt Lake City as an acknowledgment of his contributions and leadership in the industry.
Travis currently sits on the OIA board of directors to help protect access to public lands and to grow participation in the outdoors. Having also served on the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) board, Campbell has been a fly fishing and outdoor industry advocate for over seven years. He is also active in supporting recreation policies as seen in his contribution to an op-ed piece in favor of the efforts led by the Land and Water Conservation Fund for its Recreational Trails Program.
“The OIA Advocacy Leadership Awards recognize individual OIA members who significantly contribute to the advancement the OIA policy agenda and the outdoor industry’s stature in the public policy arena,” states OIA president and CEO, Frank Hugelmeyer. He also notes that, “Travis is a tireless advocate for the outdoor industry…and his leadership has helped amplify our voice in Washington, D.C., and inspired others to get involved with policy efforts that are critical to the long-term health of our industry.”
“Being a natural resource dependent business, I feel we do not have a choice but to voice our concerns and develop policies to enhance the life of our industry and our business,” comments Campbell. “I want to ensure that my children along with Far Bank employees and our customers have access to public lands and healthy fisheries for quality experiences shared through generations.”
About Far Bank Enterprises:In 2005, Far Bank Enterprises was created to serve as the holding company for three businesses at the forefront of the fly fishing market; Sage Manufacturing, Redington and RIO Products International. Sage is recognized as the world leader in high-end performance fly rods, reels and accessories. Redington is a leading supplier of value-driven fly-fishing tackle and apparel. RIO manufactures and distributes industry leading fly lines, leaders and tippet material.