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William Shedd


President, AFTCO Manufacturing Company, Inc.; Chairman of the Board

Bill Shedd is the son of Milton Shedd, founder of Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and SeaWorld San Diego.

Mr. Bill Shedd is the President of the American Fishing Tackle Co (AFTCO) and its clothing division AFTCO Bluewater.

He currently is the Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee of the American Fishing Tackle Association and sits on the board of directors of the Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute and the California Artificial Reef Enhancement Program. He was the co founder of United Anglers of Southern California (UASC) where he lead that group’s efforts to develop the white sea bass grow out facilities. He has served as Chairman of the UASC White Seabass committee since its inception. Bill started the AFTCO TAG FLAG program in both the Atlantic and Pacific, which today remains the worlds best know tag and release tournament.

Shedd and his wife Jill have four children, Cody, Carie, Christie and Casey.