BWI names new officers, directors

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Boating Writers International recently elected three officers and two new directors.

Officers elected to one-year terms are John Wooldridge, editor-in-chief of PassageMaker magazine, as president; website content provider and custom publisher Alan Wendt as first vice president; and Lindsey Johnson, editor of Lakeland Boating magazine, as second vice president.

New directors serving three-year terms are Lenny Rudow and Heather Steinberger.

Wooldridge has been a member of BWI for most of his writing career and served as the group’s president from 1985-87.

“Everyone in boating knows this is a critical time for the industry, doubly so for those in the media,” Wooldridge said in a statement. “My primary goal will be to unify the board of directors and identify a role for each director so we can expand services, grow membership and ensure BWI’s future.”

Continuing as directors are immediate past president Zuzana Prochazka, editor of Talk of the Dock and a freelance writer for several boating magazines and online venues; Michael Sciulla, a Soundings Trade Only columnist and communications strategist; and Alan Jones, full-time writer and editor for Boating World magazine and contributing editor for Sea Magazine.

BWI executive director Greg Proteau serves as secretary/treasurer of the board.

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