Changing Places


Sea Tow Services International named Gail Kulp the new executive director of the Sea Tow Foundation for Boating Safety and Education.

The non-profit organization is committed to reducing boating-related accidents and fatalities through projects and initiatives.

"Gail had the right mix of boating safety and marine industry knowledge, combined with not-for-profit experience," said Kristen Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow chief administrative officer, in a statement. "She is also highly motivated, energetic and a proven communicator with a background in education."

Kulp previously served as director of education and standards for the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

She graduated from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., with a dual degree in elementary education and history. She earned a master's degree in educational policy, planning and leadership from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

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Debbie Dye joined Northrop and Johnson as assistant to John Weller in the Fort Lauderdale office.

Dye previously worked at Frasier Yachts and Allied Marine. She joined Richard Bertram Yachts in 2001 and worked there for nine years, becoming a licensed broker.

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