Bill Yeargin will serve on the US Interior Department’s Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee

Correct Craft President & CEO Bill Yeargin has been elected to serve as Chair of the US Interior Department’s ‘Made in America’ Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee (ORAC).

The committee provides counsel to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on expanding access to and improving infrastructure on public lands and waterways and is made up of representatives from the outdoor rec industry.

“I hope to help our country by working with the all-star ORAC committee to identify ways we can help more Americans enjoy outdoor recreation,” said Yeargin in a statement from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). “This is good for the outdoor recreation industry, boating and, most importantly, the people who are having their lives and relationships enriched through outdoor recreation… I appreciate Secretary Bernhardt helping us highlight this critical element of our economy and the American lifestyle.”

The NMMA applauded the news, saying Yeargin’s selection was “An obvious choice given his deep understanding of outdoor recreation issues.

“Bill is a true champion of outdoor recreation and boating and his unparalleled knowledge of how government intersects with our industry makes him an invaluable asset to ORAC’s work,” said Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and legal affairs.

Among the committee’s charges are expanding infrastructure through public/private partnerships, improving use of technology, and public education campaigns.