Gary Loomis, left with Lt. Governor Owen and Commander Bill Sperry
Gary Loomis, founder of a company that manufactures high-performance fishing rods and a leader in fisheries conservation efforts, has found new company in the Generals. Loomis was handed his commission during a June 14 board meeting in Olympia by Lt. Governor Brad Owen.
Since leaving G. Loomis in 1997, the Woodland resident has devoted his time in serving in organizations dedicated to rehabilitating and protecting the fisheries of the Pacific Northwest. He has helped establish the Coastal Conservation Association Pacific Northwest and Fish First.
In accepting his commission, Loomis told the Generals board members: “Thank you. I will continue to do what I can to making Washington a better state for fishing.”