LKGA Board of Directors
President: Doug Kilpatrick
Vice President: Andrew Tipler
Secretary: John Benvenuto
Treasurer: Dale Bishop
Outreach Coordinator: Will Benson
Chairperson: John Benenuto
This subcommittee organizes and executes successful tournaments throughout the year. LKGA hosts the Sugarloaf Showdown each November and the March Merkin Invitational. Activities include planning, marketing, event day activities, silent auction, and TDC funding for these fishing tournaments.
Chairperson: Will Benson
This subcommittee oversees the organization's overall fundraising efforts. To accomplish this, subcommittee members establish a fundraising plan that incorporates a mix of options such as special fundraising events, in person outreach, direct mail, etc. They monitor fundraising efforts to be sure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective.
Licensing (Out of State Guides) Subcommittee
Chairperson: Doug Kilpatrick
This subcommittee oversees the organization's efforts to address this issue of unlicensed guides in the Florida Keys. Activities include reviewing local regulations being drafted and speaking with local officials that impact this issue.