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New appointments to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

September 16th, 2021 / By: / Industry News, News

The U.S. Coast Guard recently appointed 20 individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC), which was established in 2018. NBSAC members are selected from disciplines within the following fields of expertise: state boating safety programs, recreational vessel and associated equipment manufacturers; and national recreational boating organizations and the general public.

These new members serve three-year terms on the Committee and provide advice and recommendations on matters relating to recreational boating safety to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Coast Guard Commandant and the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy.

The new members are:

State Officials Responsible for State Boating Safety Programs:

Lt. Mark A. Brown, State of Oklahoma

Capt. Timothy C. Dunleavy, State of New Hampshire

Christopher Fallon, State of New York

Thomas E. Guess, Commonwealth of Virginia

Asst. Commander Cody Jones, State of Texas

Conservation Officer Specialist Joseph Keeton, State of South Dakota

Capt. Gary Klein, State of Florida

Recreational Vessel and Associated Equipment Manufacturers:

Peter A. Chisholm, Mercury Marine

Ralph E. Hoskins, Regal Boats

David C. Marlow, Brunswick Corporation

Christina M. Paul, Esq., K&L Gates, LLP

Dr. Wendy Sanders, Explico Engineering

David Slikkers, S2 Yachts

National Recreational Boating Organizations and General Public:

John S. Adey IV, American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)

Chris Edmonston, BOATUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water

John M. Johnson, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)

Caroline A. Mantel, Boat History Report

Peg B. Phillips, National Safe Boating Council (NSBC)

Dr. Robin Pope, American Canoe Association (ACA)

Wanda Kenton Smith, Kenton Smith Marketing