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Legend Biography

Tommy Akin


Public Relations Director for Avery & Strike King

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Tommy killed his first duck at the age of 6 and hunted and fished throughout his school years as well as being active in contact sports in High School. His focus was on building a strong foundation for his future, so he completed a formal education at the University of Tennessee, Martin, and in Knoxville, as well. After 4 years in the Amy with a tour of duty in Vietnam, Tommy returned to us as a Captain.
The Northwest Tennessee Tourist Promotion Council hired Tommy to promote tourism in the nine counties that made up his district. He was a Frontiersman in this field due to this being the initial beginning of the tourism promoting industry in Tennessee. The job started Tommy working with many outdoor writers and television personalities. He soon realized the importance of print and the impact it has on promoting hunting and fishing.
In 1983, a new fishing product company was starting up and Tommy became the promoter of Fish Formula. He has met many prominent outdoor world personalities in his course of working with tourism and fish formula. Making TV shows and fishing with people such as Bill Dance, Billy Westmoreland, Rayo Breckenridge, Hank Parker, and many other great fishing show hosts.

Governor, Ned Ray McWherter, selected Tommy Akin to serve as a Commissioner on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and years later he was elected Chairman.

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