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MIASF names new executive director

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida said it appointed Phil Purcell as the new executive director of the largest marine industry association in Florida.

The appointment of Purcell, a yacht industry executive with extensive marine industry sales experience, signals a renewed focus on industry promotion at the association that owns the largest annual in-water boat show in the world, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the MIASF said in a statement.

The Fort Lauderdale show is managed and produced by Show Management. Active Interest Media owns Show Management and Soundings Trade Only.

“I am honored and thrilled to take a leadership position at an association that is helping to transform all aspects of the recreational marine industry,” Purcell said. “I am looking forward to working with our members, as well as other South Florida stakeholders and the entire international marine industry community, toward the common goal of greater professionalism and prosperity.”

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