Incoming Board of Directors – Officers
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-elect 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 – ORR Board Officer
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 – ORR Board Officer
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 – ORR Board Officer
Erik Pritchard is president of the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) and Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA). He is also president-elect of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), where he currently serves as general counsel. Once the transition is complete, he will lead MIC, ROHVA, SVIA and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
Mary Ellen Sprenkel – ORR Board Officer
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.