American Canoe Association Executive Director Jeff Yeager told SNEWS® that he has turned in his notice after 11 years. Yeager's last day with the ACA will be July 1. Yeager told SNEWS® that he's leaving simply because it is time. "Really, it's just the fact that 11 years is a long time and I think it is time for someone else to lead," says Yeager. "I feel terrific about the time I have spent here." Yeager won't be going far, although he is leaving the industry. His new gig will be as VP of Development for Partnership for Public Service -- www.ourpublicservice.org. SNEWS® View: Under Yeager's watch, the ACA has grown from little more than a club to a group with 30,000 paid members listed in their roster, and another 20,000 or so event or introductory members. The ACA still has plenty of room to grow and needs to. SNEWS® trusts that the board will continue with Yeager's vision of waterways protection and advocacy, as well as education. We also hear through the grapevine that the association is kicking around a rebranding concept. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, a branding change entails.
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