Partners Outdoors

Thank you for joining us at Partners Outdoors 2021!

Partners from across the federal, state, corporate and nonprofit sectors of the recreation community came together to help move outdoor recreation into the future and ensure our industry helps build strong local economies and healthy communities, and provides equitable access for all Americans for generations to come.

We look forward to seeing you in-person in 2022!

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Conference Program

 

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Speakers

Public Sector

  • John Armor, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
  • Stephanie Bertaina, Senior Policy Analyst, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Reggie Chapple, Acting Assistant Director for Partnerships and Civic Engagement, National Park Service
  • Vicki Christiansen, Chief, U.S. Forest Service
  • Nada Wolff Culver, Deputy Director for Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management
  • Shannon Estenoz, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Rob Flaherty, Director of Digital Strategy, The White House
  • Kate Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Jeff Krause, Chief, Natural Resource Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Axie Navas, Director, New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division
  • The Honorable Joe Neguse, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Chris Rackens, Professional Staff, House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
  • John Tanner, Deputy Staff Director for Lands, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Minority)
  • Jeff Vail, Director, Great American Outdoors Team, U.S. Forest Service
  • The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Private Sector

  • Lise Aangeenbrug, Executive Director, Outdoor Industry Association
  • Charles Cooper, Managing Director, Signal Group
  • Lee Davis, Executive Director, Outdoor Economy Initiative, Oregon State University
  • Corey Ershow, Public Policy Manager and Senior Counsel, Rivian
  • Angelou Ezeilo, Founder and CEO, Greening Youth Foundation
  • Fred Ferguson, VP of Public Affairs and Communications, Vista Outdoor
  • Kevin Garden, Board Member, National Forest Recreation Association
  • Lee Gordon, Vice President, Brunswick Global Communications and Public Relations
  • Laurel Harkness, Executive Director, Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
  • Callie Hoyt, Director of Federal Government Relations, National Marine Manufacturers Association
  • Frank Hugelmeyer, President, National Marine Manufacturers Association
  • Phil Ingrassia, President, National RV Dealers Association
  • Amy Lindholm, Manager, LWCF Coalition
  • Todd Marks, President and CEO, Mindgrub
  • Sandi Miller, Vice President, NIC Outdoors
  • Toby O’Rourke, President and CEO, Kampgrounds of America
  • Ángel Peña, Executive Director, Nuestra Tierra
  • Martin Peters, Senior Manager of Communications, Yamaha Marine
  • Christy Plumer, Chief Conservation Officer, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
  • Karen Redfern, Vice President for Brand Marketing and Communications, GO RVing
  • Scott Schloegel, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Motorcycle Industry Council
  • Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO, The Corps Network
  • Nicole Vasilaros, Vice President for Advocacy and Government Relations, Business Roundtable
  • Stephanie Vatalaro, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Thank you to our Federal Partners

History

Partners Outdoors was an outgrowth of conversations between top federal officials and recreation leaders arising from the President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors (1985-1987).

Partners Outdoors focuses on:

  • Solving key challenges facing outdoor recreation through public-private partnerships

  • Sustainable funding models for all outdoor activities

  • Conservation and stewardship of our natural resources

  • Changing workforce needs, visitor expectations and other key issues that engage the next generation of outdoor recreationists