RECREATIONAL FISHING ALLIANCE CHOOSES AN INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

RECREATIONAL FISHING ALLIANCE CHOOSES AN INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TRENTON– The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) today announced the appointment of an interim Executive Director, Lorna D. O’Hara, CAE. She will replace Jim Donofrio who recently retired after 25 years of service.

Ms. O’Hara has over twenty years of experience in political development and government affairs with various organizations in Washington, DC and surrounding areas. She currently leads Princeton Association Management Professionals (PAMP), a division of Princeton Public Affairs Group (PPAG), New Jersey’s premier lobbying firm, and has focused on grassroots and grassroots campaigns, as well as development. political action committees.

“Ms. O’Hara is the perfect person to act as interim executive director while we continue our search for a full-time executive director to breathe new life into this mature organization. It’s time to shake things up. things and to redouble our efforts to protect American fishing freedom,” said Robert T. Healey, Jr., Chairman of the RFA Board of Directors.

A certified association executive, Ms. O’Hara has held leadership positions in several New Jersey and national associations. Ms. O’Hara has also served on the Kennedy Center’s Camelot Circle Board of Trustees, the Children’s Stout Hearts Project and the Blarney Ball Committee.

Prior to joining Princeton’s Public Affairs Group in 2005, Ms. O’Hara was employed as Director of Policy Development for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Prior to ACEC, she was a political outreach manager for Capital One Financial Corporation, where she developed the corporations Capitol network of contacts and secured thirty to forty percent raises in political action committee totals over the course of each election cycle.

Alumnus of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, Ms. O’Hara holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies. After graduating from college, she studied at Beijing University of International Business and Economics. In her spare time, Ms. O’Hara enjoys golfing, shoreline, boating and the occasional line casting. His favorite fishing spots are Lake George, NY, and Marco Island, FL.

About FRG:
Founded in 1996, the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) was the first national grassroots political action organization created to represent the rights of recreational anglers and the recreational fishing industry on marine fishing issues.
The RFA’s mission is to protect the rights of saltwater anglers, protect jobs in the marine, boat and tackle industry, and ensure the long-term sustainability of saltwater fishing in our country.

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