Sheila Jones succeeds president and general manager Paul Jacobs (pictured), who announced his retirement after leading the iconic power and sail shows for 12 years.
The April 15-18 event combines the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and Bay Bridge Boat Show.
The four-day U.S. Powerboat and five-day U.S. Sailboat shows will return on consecutive weekends.
City and county officials all agreed that holding the U.S Powerboat and U.S Sailboat Show was too risky.
The shows will join other canceled or virtual industry events including the Newport International Boat Show and ICAST.