Corrie Wilson: smile, you're the new executive director of the World Wakeboard Association | Photo: WWA

Corrie Wilson is the new executive director of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA).

The world governing body for the sport of wakeboarding has announced that pro athlete Corrie Dyer Wilson was promoted to the top of the organization.

She is the first woman in the modern history of wakeboarding to become executive director of the WWA.

Wilson was born on the 23rd of July 1990, in Orlando, Florida. She was raised in a family of water skiers and started wakeboarding at 12 years of age.

Corrie Wilson: a complete wakeboarder | Photo: O'Neill

"I'm excited to be able to focus more on the future of our sport, which includes helping dealers, event organizers, and riders who create and participate in the WWA's vast network of global amateur events," explained Wilson.

Corrie Dyer Wilson will shift her focus more on the day-to-day mission of the WWA and its grassroots participation and growth.

She has already started working on new programs, and a marketing plan to establish bridges between event organizers and local businesses.

"She is a tremendous asset to the WWA and is an integral part of our team. Corrie's experience as a rider coming up through the ranks, as well as her knowledge of what it takes to put on an event, makes her a perfect fit for her new role," adds Shannon Starling, president of the WWA.