Annapolis Boat Shows promoted show manager Sheila Jones to general manager following the retirement of president and general manager Paul Jacobs (pictured above).
Jacobs led Annapolis Boat Shows for 12 years. “It has been an honor to have been the caretaker of these iconic events for the past dozen years,” he said in a statement. “I have always considered Annapolis a magical place and the boat shows to be the best of their kind.”
“I am thrilled to continue the time-honored tradition of the Annapolis Boat Shows,” Jones said. “Working side by side with Paul was an absolute pleasure, and I look forward to continuing on the legacy of these iconic shows.”
The U.S. Powerboat Show is scheduled for Oct. 7-10, and the U.S. Sailboat Show is slated to run Oct. 14-18.
“Sheila has been the show manager of Annapolis Boat Shows since 2013 … and has provided excellent leadership through the pandemic and the difficult cancellation of the 2020 shows,” said Mary Ewenson, owner of local business SpinSheet Publishing Co. “We’re looking forward to excellent fall shows on her watch.”