Kathy Fennel was appointed president of the FLW Operations Division in 2010. Fennel oversees day-to-day operations, making sure FLW continues to provide prestigious, well-organized tournaments of which participants, fans and sponsors are proud to be a part.
Fennel has been a key figure in the organization since 1982 and has become one of the most influential people in the fishing industry. Her strength and experience was recognized in 1996 when she was promoted to operations manager. The following year she was appointed vice president of operations, and in 2004 she was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer.
The growth of FLW has Fennel overseeing and working directly with tournament directors, site solicitation, logistics, information technology, FLW Bass Fishing magazine, “FLW” television, angler management and numerous other daily responsibilities. She also works with the marketing division to ensure exposure for the organization and its partners.
Fennel is a 2015 inductee into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and a member of the USA Bass board of directors.
Fennel also serves on the Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors and the South Marshall Fire Department Auxiliary board.