The American Canoe Association (ACA) today announced the appointment of Martin A. Bartels as executive director. In this role he will work with the associations board of directors and staff to promote safe paddlesport recreation and stewardship of the paddling environment.
“We are extremely excited to have Martin Bartels come onboard as our Executive Director. He brings a wealth of experience and a true passion for paddling” said Dr. Kirk Havens, ACA President.
“Im deeply honored to have been selected to direct the American Canoe Association,” said Mr. Bartels. “I have great respect for their work and Im excited to further the efforts of this remarkable 128-year-old organization.”
Mr. Bartels has a wide range of leadership experience in the fields of nonprofit and corporate operations, marketing and communications, and journalism.