RBFF Adds Daniel Nussbaum To Board Of Directors

Alexandria, VA – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced Daniel Nussbaum as the newest addition to its Board of Directors. As president of Z-Man Fishing Products, Nussbaum oversees all day-to-day operations, including manufacturing, sourcing, sales, marketing, finance, product development, and distribution. Nussbaum joined Z-Man Fishing Products in 2008 as General Manager and Executive Vice President. After achieving considerable growth in Z-Man’s business, he was promoted to company president in 2015.

“Daniel Nussbaum is an excellent addition to our Board of Directors, bringing a dynamic mix of knowledge and experience in the outdoors industry,” said Dave Chanda, RBFF President and CEO. “His life-long passion for fishing is the foundation on which he’s achieved strong industry growth at Z-Man, and I know his enthusiasm and strategic outlook will be a valuable addition to our board. I’m glad to welcome him aboard.”

A Charleston, SC native, Nussbaum grew up just steps away from the Lowcountry’s tidal waters, where he developed a strong passion for fishing. Nussbaum’s career on the water started working on offshore fishing boats through high school and college, earning degrees in Biology and Environmental Policy. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Law and practicing law with a national civil defense firm for several years, Nussbaum left the legal profession to manage a fishing tackle shop and return to a career in the fishing industry. Today, Nussbaum serves on the Board of Directors of the American Sportfishing Association and its Trade Show, Marketing, and Market Insights committees. He currently lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC with his wife Allison and son Evan and still manages to get out on the water to chase redfish weekly.

A complete list of RBFF’s Board of Directors is available online.


RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase recreational angling and boating participation, thereby protecting, and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. To help recruit, retain, and reactivate participants, RBFF developed the award-winning Take Me Fishing™ campaign to build awareness of boating, fishing, and conservation and educate people about the benefits of participation.

The campaign websites feature how-to-videos and an interactive state-by-state map that allows visitors to find local boating and fishing spots, helping boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan, and equip for a successful day on the water.

RBFF also offers its industry stakeholders many tools, including a Fishing License & Boat Registration Plugin to connect their customers with the information they need in just one click and an embeddable Places to Fish & Boat Map to help their customers discover places to fish and boat near them.

For further information: Bruna Carincotte, bcarincotte@rbff.org, 202-743-9894.