The National Boating Safety Advisory Committee has 20 new members, the Coast Guard has announced.
The NBSAC members are selected from various fields of expertise, with membership divided evenly among three categories: seven representatives of state officials responsible for state boating safety programs; seven representatives of recreational vessel and associated equipment manufacturers; seven representatives of national recreational boating organizations.
The latest NBSAC members serve three-year terms and provide advice and recommendations on recreational boating safety to the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security by way of the Coast Guard commandant and the assistant commandant for prevention policy.
The new members in their respective categories are:
• State officials responsible for state boating safety programs: Lt. Mark A. Brown, Oklahoma; Capt. Timothy C. Dunleavy, New Hampshire; Christopher Fallon, New York; Thomas E. Guess, Virginia; Asst. Commander Cody Jones, Texas; Conservation Officer Specialist Joseph Keeton, South Dakota; Capt. Gary Klein, Florida
• Recreational vessel and associated equipment manufacturers: Peter A. Chisholm, Mercury Marine; Ralph E. Hosklins, Regal Boats; David C. Marlow, Brunswick; Christina M. Paul, Esq., K&L Gates; Wendy Sanders, Explico Engineering; David Slikkers, S2 Yachts
• National recreational boating organizations and general public: John S. Adey, IV, American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC); Chris Edmonston, BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water; John M. Johnson, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA); Caroline A. Mantel, Boat History Report; Peg B. Philips, National Safe Boating Council (NSBC); Dr. Robin Pope, American Canoe Association (ACA); Wanda Kenton Smith, Kenton Smith Marketing.
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