RISAA 2013
Officers and
Board Of Directors
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Steve Medeiros
Stephen Medeiros: President
One of the founding members, Steve is serving a 15th term as President. In 2011, he was appointed as RISAA's first Executive Director.
He sits on several state boards and fisheries groups, and served on the R.I. Marine Fisheries Council for 12 years until 2011. Steve is the Newsletter Editor, Chairs the N. E. Saltwater Fishing Show and Take-A-Kid Fishing Day committees, and is active on 11 other committees. He was one of the founders of the Galilee Fishing Tournament that began in 2012.
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Rich Hittinger
Capt. Richard Hittinger: 1st Vice President
Rich is now in his 6th term on the Board. He has been a recreational member of the R.I. Marine Fisheries Council since 2008 and is the Council's Vice Chairman. He also represents RISAA on several state fisheries and environmental groups. In addition, Rich serves on the RISAA Artificial Reefs Committee (Chair), the Legislative Committee (Vice Chair), and the Political Action Committee.
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George Allen
George Allen: 2nd Vice President
This is George's 5th term as a member of the Board, but has been a RISAA member since 1999. In 2008 George retired from the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council after serving for 16 years as a recreational fishing representative. He is the current chairman of the Legislative Committee. He was one of the founders of the Galilee Fishing Tournament that began in 2012.
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Roger Tellier
Roger Tellier: Secretary
Roger was appointed to the Board on October 1, 2011, and was elected as Secretary in 2013.. He has been a member for 12 years and has served on the Legislative Committee during that time.
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Peter O'Biso
Peter O'Biso: Treasurer
Peter was elected to the Board in 2012 as Secretary, and in 2013 was elected as Treasurer. He has been a member since 2004, and currently serves on the Legislative Committee and is chairman of the Charter Trips Committee. He was one of the founders of the Galilee Fishing Tournament that began in 2012.
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Capt. David Monti
Capt. David Monti: Sergeant-At-Arms
Dave, a member since 2009, was appointed to the Board on September 18, 2012 to fill a vacany. He is a recreational representative on the R.I. Marine Fisheries Council, and a member of the RISAA Legislative Committee.
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Robert Blasi
Robert Blasi: Board Member
Bob is serving his 6th term on the Board. Bob chairs the By-Laws Committee, and also serves on the Finance, Legislative, Membership, Menhaden and Fishing Show Committees.
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Capt. Ed Cook
Capt. J. Edwin Cook: Board Member
This is Ed's 6th term on the Board. He was the Treasurer for his first 5 years. He chairs the RISAA Menhaden Committee, serves on two others, and sits on the RIMFC Fluke, Bluefish and Striped Bass Advisory Panels
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Capt. Edward Kearney
Capt. Edward Kearney: Board Member
Ed is serving his 8th term on the board.  He serves on eight RISAA committees, chairing three of them, and serves on the RIMFC Enforcement Advisory Panel.
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Kevin Robishaw
Kevin Robishaw: Board Member
Kevin is currently serving his first term on the Board. He chairs the Fund-Raising Committee and serves on seveal others.
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Bill Sosnicki
William Sosnicki: Board Member
Bill is is serving his 12th year on the Board.  He co-chairs the Merchandise Committee as well as serving on and 4 other committees.
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Capt. Mike Warner
Capt. Michael Warner: Board Member
Mike is now serving his 6th term on the Board. He Chairs the Boat Shows and Foundation Committees and also serves five other Committees.
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