"Made in America" Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee

Boats and canoes at Colter Bay Marina on Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park
Colter Bay Marina, Grand Teton National Park


The committee will advise the Secretary of the Interior on public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding access to and improving infrastructure on public lands and waterways.

The committee's duties include making recommendations on policies and programs that:

  • Expand and improve visitor infrastructure developed through public-private partnerships;
  • Implement sustainable operations embracing fair, efficient and convenient fee collection and strategic use of the collected fees;
  • Improve interpretation using technology; and
  • Create better tools and/or opportunities for Americans to discover their lands and waters.

The committee will also make recommendations for implementation of Secretary's Order 3347—Conservation Stewardship and Outdoor Recreation (March 2, 2017).


The committee will meet approximately two times a year.

First Meeting

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 9:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (eastern time)
South Penthouse
Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240

Additional Information:

Meeting minutes

Meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting from the Office of Policy, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.


Primary Members
Name Interest Area Representative Affiliation
Ben Bulis Recreational boating organizations President/CEO, American Fly Fishing Trade Association
Amanda Covington Industrial manufacturing industries Senior Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, Vista Outdoor, Inc.
Linda Craghead Tourism and/or guide industries related to outdoor recreation Assistant Secretary of Parks and Tourism, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Derrick Crandall Tourism and/or guide industries related to outdoor recreation Counselor, National Park Hospitality Association
Bruce Fears Outdoor outfitter industries President, Aramark Leisure
Brad Franklin Transportation industries Government Relations Manager, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
Antonio Gonzalez Outdoor outfitter industries Head of Operations, Erwin Hymer Group North America
Jeremy Jacobs Hospitality industries Co-CEO, Delaware North
Chris Maloof Camping, recreational, and/or all-terain vehicle interests Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, RA Outdoors
Matt Miller Transportation industries President, Newmar Corporation
Phil Morlock Industrial manufacturing industries Vice President, Government Affairs and Advocacy, Shimano American Corporation/Shimano Canada Ltd.
John Morris Saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations Founder/CEO, Bass Pro Shops
Patrick Pacious Hospitality industries CEO/President/Director, Choice Hotels, Inc.
Jim Rodgers Camping, recreational, and/or all-terain vehicle interests Former Chairman/CEO, KOA (Kampgrounds of America)
K.C. Walsh Saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations Executive Chairman, Simms Fishing Products
Bill Yeargin Recreational boating organizations CEO, Correct Craft, Inc.

Alternate and Ex Officio Members
Name Interest Area Representative Affiliation
Rolf Lundberg, Jr. Hospitality industries Vice President, Choice Hotels
Rick May Ex Officio member Senior National Advisor to the Secretary for Recreation
P. Daniel Smith Ex Officio member Deputy Director, NPS

NPS Staff Support

Alma Ripps, Designated Federal Officer

Last updated: August 13, 2018