Executive Director

Jessica Wahl

Jessica Wahl is the Executive Director of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), America’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations and organizations.  Ms. Wahl has a decade of experience navigating the halls of The White House, Department of the Interior (DOI), Capitol Hill, state recreation offices and outdoor lifestyle businesses.  Prior to ORR, Ms. Wahl directed Outdoor Industry Association’s (OIA) outdoor recreation portfolio in Washington D.C. where she successfully gained landmark government recognition of outdoor recreation’s contribution to the national Gross Domestic Product. In 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that outdoor recreation makes up 2.2% of the nation’s GDP and is one of America’s leading industry sectors.

Ms. Wahl is also the co-founder and past-chair of the Coalition for Outdoor Access working to reform outfitter and guide permitting systems within federal land agencies, an effort designed to help more Americans gain access to the outdoors. Before OIA, she worked at DOI in the Office of the Interior Secretary where she managed First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside and Let’s Move! in Indian Country initiatives.  She has received a Master of Arts in American Government from Georgetown University.  She is an avid outdoorswoman who loves kayaking, climbing, hiking and running.

ORR Executive Committee

Phil Ingrassia – ORR Chair

Phil Ingrassia is president of the RV Dealers Association – the national association representing the interests of RV dealers, rental companies, and RV AfterMarket stores. He earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives in 2005. Mr. Ingrassia received the Joan Barone Shorenstein Congressional Fellowship from the American Political Science Association. He holds a B.S. in Mass Communications and Political Science from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN.

Frank Hugelmeyer – ORR Vice-Chair

Frank Hugelmeyer is president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). He has more than 30 years of experience in the sporting goods, fitness equipment and outdoor industry private sectors and an extensive background in retail, manufacturing, brand development, public policy and association management. Prior to NMMA, he served as president of the RV Industry Association, as well as president & CEO of the Outdoor Industry Association. He collaborated closely with Utah Governor Gary Herbert to establish the first state Office of Outdoor Recreation in the country, and was a co-founding board member of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

Glenn Hughes – ORR Treasurer

Glenn Hughes is president of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). His responsibilities include working closely with the government affairs team to ensure the industry remains strong and that we collectively have clean water, abundant fisheries and access to both. Mr. Hughes also leads the ASA staff that produces the ICAST fishing tackle trade show, Keep America Fishing, Keep Florida Fishing, the FishAmerica Foundation and the association’s newest initiative, 60 in 60 – growing the number of anglers to 60 million in the next 60 months. His previous role at the association was vice president of Industry Relations.

Chris Edmonston – ORR Secretary

Chris Edmonston is vice president for government affairs with the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), and President of the BoatUS Foundation. He has been with the organization for more than 20 years and in the marine industry for more than 30 years. He has served on numerous boards and councils, including recently serving as the Chairman of the National Safe Boating Council. Mr. Edmonston works with a wide range of external partner organizations and companies to promote safe and clean boating, as well as boating in general. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and lives in Maryland.

Matt Kormann – At-Large Member

Matt Kormann is president and CEO of the Archery Trade Association (ATA), a position he has held since 2017. Prior to joining ATA, he spent 17 years with Freeman, a $2.5 billion world leader in event marketing. He spent nearly six years as vice president and 30 months as senior vice president of corporate account sales. Mr. Kormann is an avid archer, a certified USA Archery judge and Level 2 Instructor. Since joining the ATA, he has become a frequent bowhunter. During his time at ATA he has been engaged on industry-critical issues including marketing, intellectual property and more.

Jay Landers – At-Large Member

Jay Landers is vice president for government affairs with the RV Industry Association (RVIA) – a national trade association which represents motorhome, travel trailer, truck camper, and park model RV manufacturers.  As head of RVIA’s government affairs department, Mr. Landers works closely with state and federal government officials, legislators, and other trade association staff.  The department focuses heavily on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues. 

Erik Pritchard –  At-Large Member

Erik Pritchard is president of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC). In addition to leading MIC, he also leads the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association, Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

Mary Ellen Sprenkel – At-Large Member

Mary Ellen Sprenkel is president & CEO of The Corps Network. A long-time champion for youth, Ms. Sprenkel came to The Corps Network in March 2008 as Director of Government Relations. She was promoted to Vice President of External Affairs in 2011 and then Interim CEO in May 2012 before being named to her current position in October 2012. During her tenure, Service and Conservation Corps have become better known to lawmakers and policymakers throughout the federal government. In addition to her time at The Corps Network, Ms. Sprenkel has 10 years of Capitol Hill experience, including two years on the House Committee on Education and Labor, where she handled postsecondary education, training, and life-long learning programs.

Thom Dammrich – ORR Board Member ex-officio

Thom Dammrich served more than two decades as president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and was a co-founding board member of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable. Before his retirement in 2019, his leadership helped unify the industry to focus on market expansion efforts with the Discover Boating campaign. He also worked to unite the industry on advocacy issues to protect and grow the industry and ensure the boating public has unfettered use of our nation’s waterways.

Board of Directors

Mark Amaral
Executive Director
Association of Marina IndustriesGeoff Baekey
Managing Director
CHM Government Services

Paul Bambei
President and CEO
ARVC – National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds

Tim Blumenthal
President
PeopleForBikes

Tim Buche
President
Motorcycle Industry Council

Thomas J. Dammrich*
Past President
National Marine Manufacturers Association

Chris Edmonston*
Vice President of Government Affairs
BoatU.S.

Matt Gruhn
President
Marine Retailers Association of the AmericasFrank Hugelmeyer*
President
National Marine Manufacturers Association

Glenn Hughes*
President
American Sportfishing Association

Phil Ingrassia*
President
RV Dealers Association

Christopher Kersting
President & CEO
Specialty Equipment Market Association

Ed Klim
President
International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association

Matt Kormann*
President & CEO
Archery Trade Association

Jay Landers*
Vice President, Government Affairs
RV Industry Association

Angela Fultz Nordstrom
Vice President
NIC Federal

Erik Pritchard*
President
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association and Specialty Vehicle Institute of America

Steve Sanetti
President & CEO
National Shooting Sports Foundation

Nick Sargent
President
Snowsports Industries America

Scott Socha
Chairman
National Park Hospitality Association

Mary Ellen Sprenkel*
President
The Corps Network

* – Executive Committee Member