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AMI elects 2017 officers and directors

The Association of Marina Industries elected 2017 officers and directors in January.

The Association of Marina Industries elected 2017 officers and directors in January at its annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

Brad Gross, a certified marina manager, was reappointed chairman; Joe Riley, also a CMM, of Windmill Marina Association, was reappointed vice chairman; Chris Petty, of Suntex Waterfront Management, was reappointed treasurer; and Chris Dolan, of Marina Electrical Equipment, was appointed secretary.

AMI said it welcomes one new member to the board for a three-year term — Jason Johnson of Marine Travelift — and bids farewell to Mick Webber of the HydroHoist Marine Group.

Johnson will join the existing board, which includes: Keith Knowlton, a certified marina manager, of Riverside Yacht Club; Ronaldo Souza, CMM, of Westrec Marinas; Austin Cameron, of VIP Marina LLC; Ray Fernandez, of Bridge Marina; John Chiazza, of USI Insurance Services LLC Inc.; Bob Evans, CMM; Jeff Rose, CMM, of Safe Harbor Marinas;

Michael Short, CMM, of Vancouver Marina; Mitch Jones, of the Tennessee Marina Association; Kevin Thompson, of Bellingham Marine; David Bluestone, of Morningstar Properties; Rick Chapman, CMM, of Port of Sunnyside Club Inc.; Alex Laidlaw, CMM, of Westrec Marinas; and John Swick, CMM, of Safe Harbor Marinas.

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