CCA CAL Awards Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award to John Ballotti
The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) has awarded the 2019 Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award to CCA CAL State Board Member and Los Angeles Chapter President John Ballotti.
Ballotti first served in the United States Army as a missile systems officer. After his service in the Army, he then went on to have a successful 28-year career with Mattel, Inc. where he retired as Senior Director for Global Procurement. Since retiring in 2011, he has served as past President of the Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club (LARRC) and past Chairman of the Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club Foundation. He currently serves as the Treasurer for LARRC.
“John’s leadership hasn’t just been with the LA Chapter, anytime something has been needed, John has always been the guy to step up,” CCA CAL Chairman Bill Shedd said. “John and the LA Chapter have set a really high bar for other chapters in California.”
In 2015, Ballotti became the President of the very first CCA California chapter in Los Angeles and is currently still serving as President, along with being a member of the Executive Committee for the State Board of Directors for CCA CAL. Ballotti continues to put in countless hours with whole-hearted dedication helping CCA California. His leadership and guidance have set the standard for all of our local presidents.
The Anthony Hsieh Conservation Award is given each year by CCA CAL to an individual who has supported sportfishing in California and has made meaningful contributions toward the protection, restoration, and enhancement of our marine resource.
The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) was created in 2015 when recreational anglers and outdoor enthusiasts came together to work for the conservation and enhancement of our marine resources and coastal environments.
Today, we are working to protect not only the health, habitat and sustainability of our marine resources, but also the interests of recreational saltwater anglers. Our goal is to protect your access to the marine resources you cherish and enjoy everyday. CCA CAL consists of 2,300 members spread across 5 local chapters in Southern California.