Dave Washburn joined FLW as a Communications Specialist in 1999 and was promoted to Communications Director and Executive Editor of FLW Bass Fishing magazine in 2002. In 2004 he was promoted to Vice President of Communications and currently serves the company as Vice President of Operations, a position he has held since 2011.
Washburn’s responsibilities include oversight of domestic tournament operations and management of FLW’s international partnerships, which include tournaments in 10 countries outside the United States. He is a husband and father of two with a passion for youth sports.
Washburn graduated from Murray State University in 1995 as “Outstanding Senior Man.” Prior to joining FLW, he worked as a communications specialist for Ralston Purina in St. Louis following internships with the St. Louis Rams and Fleishman-Hillard International Communications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a master’s degree in mass communications.
Washburn is active in his community as booster for Marshal County High School fishing team and South Marshall Middle School basketball teams. He has served as president of the Murray State University Alumni Association and chairman of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the Wildlife Forever board of directors and as chairman of the American Sportfishing Association’s 60 in 60 committee.