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Morris Sheehan, President and Owner - Email


David Hagood, Vice President - Email

Marketing Sales

Allyn Michalek, EPS Communications- Email

American Fishing Tour Administrator

Sherri Angotta, Member Services Specialist - Email

Membership Services

Linda Blagburn, Member Services Specialist - Email
Angela Ebbert, Member Services Specialist - Email
Sherri Angotta, Member Services Specialist - Email
Leslee Davis, Member Services Specialist - Email

Bassmaster Weekend Series Tournament Managers

Joe Angelone, Tournament Manager, New York- Email
Phone: 256-777-6152

Billy Benedetti, Tournament Manager, Southeast- Email
Phone: 256-230-5632

Gary Conner, Tournament Manager, East Coast - Email
Phone: 256-230-5627

Evan Boutwell, Tournament Manager, Southern/Midwest - Email
Phone: 256-230-5633

Porter Trimble, Tournament Manager, South Central - Email
Phone: 318-201-3474

Media Coordination

John Felsher - Senior Staff Writer - Email

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Chris Hagood - Email

Admin Assistant

Anita Young - Email

Area Managers - American Fishing Tour

Bob Medeiros: MA, CT, RI, NH, VT and ME
Craig Maxwell: FL
Steve Feigel: New Jersey, NY and PA
Michael Garlen: North Alabama, Southern TN, Northwest Georgia
Gary Conner, East Coast
Barry Davis: OH, WV, IN, Nothern KY
Becky Minor: MO, KS, Eastern IL, Northeast AR,
Dennis Brady, OK
Pat Vance, SC
Tommy Hibdon, AR
Bill Peeler, Southern MS, Southern Louisana, Southern Alabama
George Miserendino, Minnesota, Wisconsin

American Fishing Tour - Tournament Directors

Director Location
Brian Metcalf Alabama - Mobile
Charles McCaleb Jr Alabama - West
Tom Storm Alabama Central
Doug Orazine Alabama East Central
Les Graves Alabama Lay Lake - Logan M
Michael Garlen Alabama North
John Simonof Arkansas
Bill Puckett Arkansas North
John Simonof Arkansas River
Mark Curry California - Colorado River Division
Tom Dupuis Connecticut
Robert Youngblood Dallas Fort Worth Texas
Fred Rebstock Florida - Istokpoga South
Mitchell Oldnettle Florida - Seminole
Randy McLean Florida - St Johns North
Craig Maxwell Florida - Toho District
Sean Wilt Florida Harris Chain
Frank Derylak Florida West
Jimmie Troxell Georgia - Blackshear
Deacon Collins Georgia - Eufaula
Dave Fox Georgia Central
William Hooker Georgia East
Matt West Georgia North
Rick Tilson Georgia, West Point
Randy Price Illinois Mississippi River
Mike Koenig Illinois North
Eric Culler Indiana Central
Terry Cooper Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW
Chris Yuska Iowa East
Eric Craft Kansas - Big Hill
Ed Watson Kansas South
David Nickle Kentucky Central
Houston McSwain Kentucky Lake
Troy Harrison Louisiana - North Central
John Harkins Louisiana - Shreveport
Galen Bennett Louisiana - Toledo Bend South
Wayne Hooper Maine
Scott Randall Maryland
Jeff Tibbetts Massachusetts - Central New England
Jay Guidaboni Massachusetts - New England
Sean Lloyd Massachusetts - Western
Tom Rice Minnesota
Bob Keifer Mississippi - Ross Barnett
George Smith Mississippi Gulf Coast
Ray Pena Missouri
Becky Minor Missouri - Stockton
Missouri - Table Rock
Garry Woodruff New Hampshire
Don Philpot New Jersey
Danny Christ New Mexico
Gregg Johnson New York North
Mike Colbert North Carolina Central
Lance Eckford North Carolina Charlotte
Chad Conwell North Carolina East
Hilton Glover North Carolina Piedmont
Richard Roland North Dakota
Barry Davis Ohio - Central
Bill Stines Oklahoma
Mark Fagg Oklahoma - North
Eric Redman Oklahoma East
Wayne Alker Pennsylvania
Phil Morris South Carolina - Greenwood
Grover Jones South Carolina - Northwest
Dan Martin South Carolina - Savannah River
Larry Frankllin Tennessee - West
Fred Needham Tennessee Central
John Dedecker Tennessee Northeast
Michael McLaurin Tennessee South East
Patrick Wilbricht Texas - Alamo - San Antonio
Stephen Hampton Texas - Central
Rob Anatra Texas - Houston
Rob Eckle Texas - Wichita Falls
Gary Conner Virginia
Melvin Jiggetts Virginia - East
Elvin L. Jennings Virginia - Western

American Fishing Tour - Assistant Directors

Assistant Director Location
Mike Roush

Alabama - Mobile

Alabama - West

Alabama Central

Mike Garlen

Alabama East Central

Alabama Lay Lake - Logan M

Rhonda Ford

Alabama North

Eric Turner


James Slack

Arkansas North

Eric Turner

Arkansas River

George Curry

California - Colorado River Division

Leon Dykas


James Washington

Dallas Fort Worth Texas

Florida - Istokpoga South

Len Lendahl

Florida - Seminole

Luke Drown

Florida - St Johns North

Jim Smithee Jr.

Florida - Toho District

Florida Harris Chain

Tim Reuwer

Florida West

Michael Troxell, George Haynie

Georgia - Blackshear

David Brown
Dave Fox
Rick Tilson
Chris Sanders

Georgia - Eufaula

Burkitt (Deacon) Collins

Georgia Central

Carlton Fulcher

Georgia East

Andy Ahrndt

Georgia North

Chris Sanders

Georgia, West Point

Jay Burggraf

Illinois Mississippi River

Illinois North

Indiana Central

Rick Riley

Iowa - SW/Missouri - NW


Iowa East

Kansas - Big Hill

Kansas South

Phillip Nickle

Kentucky Central

Steve Lamer

Kentucky Lake

Louisiana - North Central

Harry Watson

Louisiana - Shreveport

Russell Scanlan

Louisiana - Toledo Bend South

Shawn Hooper


Peter Baumgartner


Massachusetts - Central New England

Massachusetts - New England

Fred Aubin

Massachusetts - Western

Mike Zimm
Ken Straley


Taylor Ramey

Mississippi - Ross Barnett

Mississippi Gulf Coast

Ricky Clemen


Mark Moody

Missouri - Stockton

Missouri - Table Rock

David Guichard

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Austin Monroe-Steven Higley

New Mexico

New York North

North Carolina Central

North Carolina Charlotte

North Carolina East

Jim Foster

North Carolina Piedmont

North Dakota

Linda Reber

Ohio - Central


Michael Schulte

Oklahoma - North

Oklahoma East

Dennis Budzitowski


Don Kneece

South Carolina - Greenwood

South Carolina - Northwest

South Carolina - Savannah River

Eddie Scott

Tennessee - West

Bill Lee

Tennessee Central

Tennessee Northeast

Tennessee South East

Texas - Alamo - San Antonio

Texas - Central

Texas - Houston

Olivia Hendricks

Texas - Wichita Falls

Randy McFadden


Virginia - East

Virginia - Western

American Couples Series - Tournament Directors

Mark & Amy Shannon, Alabama Central
John Brannen, Alabama North
Cary Wien & Mary Nicolai, Florida
David & Ann Fox, Georgia
Jim Strawbridge and Sharon Below, Colorado
David & Ann Fox, Georgia
Wayne & Diane Winters, Kentucky
Leisa & Keith Morgan, North Carolina
Mark & Mary Jo Williamson, North Carolina East
Don & Martha Goodfellow , South Carolina
Howie & Trish Burger, Tennessee
Harry & Becky Watson, North Louisiana
Jeff & Lindsay Fragala, Louisiana West
Larry & Betty Mongeon, Massachusetts
George & Nita Smith, MS Gulf Coast


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