TU welcomes three new members to board of trustees

New TU Trustee Steve Moss on a remote fly fishing trip.

Sept. 22, 2015


Chris Wood, President and CEO, Trout Unlimited (703) 284-9403


TU welcomes new members to its board of trustees

Incoming members bring expertise in business, industry and recreation to the non-profit organization

SCRANTON, Pa.Trout Unlimited welcomed three new members to its board of trustees at its annual meeting in Scranton over the weekend. The new board members bring a mix of conservation expertise, fishing industry acumen, business management experience and a passion for TUs long-time mission of protecting and restoring North Americas trout and salmon, and the waters they call home.

The new board members are:

Patsy Ishiyama

Patsy Ishiyama of San Francisco, Calif. Ishiyama is the part owner of Henrys Fork Lodge in Island Park, Idaho, and an active board member for the Ishiyama Foundation, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Ishiyama is a former board member, and co-chair of Trout Unlimiteds CAST Campaign in support of the organizations most recent five-year strategic plan.

Steve Moss

Steve Moss of Larchmont, N.Y. Moss has been a TU member since 1998 and he has served on the board of TUs Coldwater Conservation Fund since 2000, most recently as the chairman. Moss is the managing director and deputy head of the Industrials Investments Banking Group at Wells Fargo Securities based in New York. Prior to this, he worked at both Merrill Lynch and Salomon Brothers. He earned his BA from Dartmouth College in 1985 and his MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1989.

K.C. Walsh

K.C. Walsh of Bozeman, Mont. Walsh is a lifelong angler and has been the president of Simms Fishing Products since 1993. Prior to directing Simmsa Trout Unlimited corporate partnerWalsh worked as a management consultant with Deloitte and Touche, and previously held senior management positions in a major independent oil company. Walsh earned his BA from Colorado College and his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served on the board of directors of the American Sportfishing Association since 2010, and on the executive committee of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. Hes also served as the chairman of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association and is a former director on TUs national board of trustees.

These three very talented individuals bring years of crucial experience in the fishing and business arenas to our organization, said Chris Wood, TUs president and CEO. Were grateful to have each of them serving on our very gifted board of trusteeswell be counting on them a great deal as we move into the next era of coldwater fisheries conservation.

Trout Unlimited is the nations oldest and largest coldwater fisheries conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North Americas trout and salmon and their watersheds. Follow TU on Facebook and Twitter, and visit us online at tu.org.