Mitch Hayes was an IBF Member 1982 to 2013. He joined the Kankakee Valley Bass Masters 1982 and fished with them until 2001, From 2001 to 2013 he was a member of the Fulton County Bass Masters. He was elected as Zone 1 Director in 1986 and served in that capacity until 2000 when he was elected Secretary He held that office until 2002. He was again elected as a Zone 1 Director in 2007 then served as Secretary 2007 through 2008. He was a Zone 1 Director 2011 through 2013. Mitch worked with IU students to help create the first IBF website in 1995. He was Website Coordinator from 2004 to 2010 and helped maintain the website tournament calendar through 2013. He served as Editor for Indiana Bass News in 2012. He was tournament Director for multiple Top8’s in Zone 1 with the last in 2013. He was the Tournament Director for 2013 State Finals at Wawasee.