IWFA SCHOLARSHIP TRUST BOARD OF TRUSTEES

2017 - 2019


Left to Right, Seated Jill Gaddis, Glenda Kelley, Standing Lisa Everett, Connie O’Day, Gail Kennedy-McManus, Suzie Villere, Pam Marmin, Roberta Arostegui, Brooke Denkert Black

Not pictured Betsy Bullard, Diane Locke, Joan Vernon

Chairman Pamela Marmin, Miami FL

  • IWFA member since 1994
  • IWFA Board of Directors since 2003, currently serves as Awards Chair 2017-2019
  • IWFA Scholarship Trust Trustee since 1999, currently serves as Chairman
  • IGFA world record holder
  • Served on Board of Directors, former South Florida Metropolitan (MET)
  • Member of IGFA, The Billfish Foundation, CCA
  • Previously owned and operated a small business in the communications field for 15 years
  • Previous President of Business Inc., a small business owners’ association, Miami FL 

Vice Chairman Lisa O Everett, Nags Head NC

  • IWFA member since 2005, currently serves as Affidavits Chair 2017 - 2019
  • IWFA Scholarship Trust Trustee since 2013, currently serves as Vice-Chairman
  • 3-time winner of The Billfish Foundation Top Lady Release Angler
  • Participated in Guy Harvey marlin satellite tagging program
  • Member of North Carolina Master Angler Program
  • Member of IGFA, The Billfish Foundation
  • Currently serves on board of directors for The Boykin Spaniel Society and The Boykin Spaniel Foundation, founding member and current Treasurer of The Mid Atlantic Boykin Spaniel Club, and the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation (a philanthropy foundation).  Previously served as President, Secretary and board member of the Pirates Cove Sextant Village Homeowners Association 

Secretary Gail Kennedy-McManus, Islamorada FL

  • IWFA member since 2007, currently serves as Treasurer 2017 - 2019
  • IWFA Scholarship Trust Trustee since 2010, currently serves as Secretary 2017 - 2019
  • Member of IGFA, The Billfish Foundation, CCA
  • Previously owned and operated a Marketing Consultancy business for 40 years, Chicago IL
  • Previously served on Board of Directors for American Statistical Society (Council of Chapters), American Marketing Association (Illinois chapter), Qualitative Research Consultants Association (Chicago Chapter), American Cancer Society (Illinois chapter), Women’s Athletic Club of Chicago

Treasurer Joan Vernon, Key Biscayne FL

  • IWFA member since 1983, President 1993-1997
  • IWFA Scholarship Trust Trustee since 1984, currently serves as Treasurer 2017 – 2019
  • IGFA world record holder
  • IGFA Hall of Fame recipient 2013
  • The Billfish Foundation Chairman 2008
  • Organized and managed the Presidential Challenge Tournament Series for the past 20 years
  • Managed the Miami Billfish Tournament for 35 years 
  • Coordinated the introduction of circle hooks to the USA tournament circuit, currently working on introduction for overseas tournaments
  • Member of former Miami Beach Rod & Reel Club, the only woman to receive Gold Card membership
  • Served on Board of Directors, former South Florida Metropolitan (MET), Women’s Master Angler 3 years, Overall Fly Champion 1 year
  • Member of IGFA, The Billfish Foundation, The Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation Inc.

Trustee, Roberta Arostegui, Coral Gables FL

  • IWFA Member since 2005
  • IWFA Scholarship Trust Trustee since 2014 and current Trustee 2017 - 2019
  • IGFA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015
  • IGFA World Record Holder
  • Women’s Master Angler Award, South Florida Metropolitan Fishing Tournament (MET) 2000, 2001 and 2008
  • Member of former Miami Beach Rod & Reel Club
  • Member of IGFA
  • Previous Vice-President of Managed Care in a publicly held healthcare company

Trustee Brooke Black, Tavernier FL

  • IWFA member since 2006
  • IWFA Scholarship Trusts Trustee since ­­­­2016
  • MS Environmental Science, 2011
  • Florida Keys Representative and Scientist, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, 2011-2017
  • Islamorada Fishing and Conservation Trust, Board of Trustees, 2015-present
  • Tournament Chair, Red Ghost Stalk Youth Tournament, 2012-present

Trustee Elizabeth (Betsy) Bullard, Islamorada FL

  • IWFA member since 2004, President 2009-2011
  • IWFA Scholarship Trust Trustee since 2013 and current Trustee 2017-2019
  • IGFA Lifetime Member
  • IGFA World Record Holder
  • Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, Honorary Trustee, 2003- 2017
  • Guides Trust Foundation, Commodore’s Club Trustee, 2004-2017
  • Islamorada Fishing Club Board Member, Fishing Chairman, 2013-2017
  • Saltwater Fishing Connection: Tournament Director, Fishing Travel Destinations, Charters 2011-2017
  • Owner/operator of Golfito Sailfish Rancho, Costa Rica 1998-2010

Trustee Jill Gaddis, Jacksonville FL

  • IWFA member since 2005, currently serves as President 2017 - 2019
  • IWFA Presidential Award Of Merit, 2014-2015
  • Received Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels Diploma in 2008 and U.S. Merchant Marine Officer License in 2009
  • Owns and operates a small business in the meeting and event management field, designated as Certified Meeting Professional
  • Member of The Billfish Foundation, CCA
  • Currently serves on Board of Directors for American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

Trustee Glenda Kelley, Ft. Lauderdale FL

  • IWFA member since 1994
  • IWFA Scholarship Trust Trustee since 1994 and currently serves as Trustee 2017 – 2019
  • IWFA Hall of Fame Recipient 2013
  • Represented IWFA in IGFA/Rolex Inshore World Championship for 3 years, and IGFA/Rolex offshore tournament 1year
  • Co-chairman IWFA Islamorada Light Tackle Tournament 14 years
  • Chairman of first IGFA Tarpon and Bonefish Symposium
  • IGFA World Record Holder
  • Employed as Biologist at IGFA, 14 years, Board of Advisors for IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Islamorada Fishing Club member, previously Tournament Director
  • Founding member Ft Lauderdale Museum of Science and Discovery
  • Developed environmental education curriculum for Bonnet House, Ft. Lauderdale FL
  • Board of Advisors Florida Marine Fisheries Enhancement (hatcheries)
  • BS University of FL, MS marine biology Nova Southeastern University (NSU)
  • Previously high school chemistry, biology, and marine biology instructor, NSU Adjunct
  • Distinguished Alumni Award NSU Oceanographic Center 1999
  • Florida Master Naturalist certified instructor 
  • Served on Board of Directors for FL CCA, Islamorada Fishing and Conservation Trust (IFACT), and on Board of Trustees for Islamorada Fishing and Conservation Trust

Trustee Diane Locke, Raleigh NC

  • IWFA member since 1987, served as Treasurer 2003 – 2011
  • IWFA Scholarship Trust Trustee since 2005, served as Vice Chairman 2015-2017, current Trustee 2017 - 2019
  • Elected to IWFA Hall of Fame 2013
  • Owned and operated a North Carolina manufacturing company for 23 years
  • Member IGFA, The Billfish Foundation, the former Miami Rod & Reel Club

Trustee Connie O’Day, Pearland TX

  • IWFA member since 2004, currently serves as 2nd Vice President
  • IWFA Scholarship Trust Trustee since 2011, served as Secretary from 2013 to 2017, currently Trustee 2017 - 2019
  • Engaged in fishing education and conservation for children:  Holds week long fishing camps for elementary and middle school age children, and elicits the help of teens and young adults to encourage and insure the children respect, love and be educated in fish conservation. 
  • Member of IGFA, The Billfish Foundation and CCA
  • Past Chairman of Matagorda Episcopal Hospital Outreach Program
  • Retired RN and Hospice volunteer

Trustee Susan Villere, Mandeville LA

  • IWFA member since 1996, currently serves as Rules Chair 2017 - 2019
  • IWFA Scholarship Trust Trustee since ­­­­2010, served as Chairman from 2013 to 2017, current Trustee 2017 - 2019
  • Appointed to Gulf Of Mexico Fisheries Management Council by President George W Bush in 2005
  • Co-chair of IWFA Venice Louisiana tournaments for 15 years
  • CCA Louisiana volunteer, member and board member for 25 years
  • Inducted into CCA Hall of Fame in 2014
  • IGFA World Record Holder
  • Member of IGFA, The Billfish Foundation & CCA