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AMI elects 2015 officers and board members

The Association of Marina Industries elected 2015 officers and directors at its annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference, which was held Jan. 28-30 in Tampa, Fla.

Jeff Rose, certified marina manager, of Marinas International, was reappointed chairman; Brad Gross, certified marina manager, of OC Dana Point Harbor, was reappointed vice president; Mick Webber, of HydroHoist Marine Group, was reappointed secretary; and Joe Riley, certified marina manager, of Windmill Marina Association Inc., was reappointed treasurer.

This year, three new members were elected to the 2015 board of directors for a three-year term — Kevin Thompson, of Bellingham Marine; Mitch Jones, of Anchor South LLC; and Michael Short, of Vancouver Marina.

The AMI board bid farewell to Steve Ryder, of Bellingham Marine; Mark Stafford, of Marinas International; and Randy Short, of Almar Marinas.

Thompson, Jones, and Short will join the existing board of directors: Jim Frye, certified marina manager, of Westrec Marinas; Gary Groenewold, certified marina manager, of Harbour Towne Marina; Keith Knowlton, certified marina manager, of Riverside Yacht Club; Ken MacDonald, certified marina manager, of Bay Port Yachting Center; Chris Petty, of Suntex Waterfront Management; T. Clarke Smith III, of Norman Spencer Marine; Ronaldo Souza, certified marina manager, of Westrec Marinas; Austin Cameron, of VIP Marina LLC; Ray Fernandez, of Bridge Marina; John Chiazza, of Wells Fargo Insurance Services Inc.; and Bob Evans, of Dillon Marina.

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