Ann Vernon was named to the new position of executive director of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association.
Vernon brings an extensive and well-rounded background in business management, accounting, sales and finance and experience in yacht broker association management.
For six years, she was executive director of the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association, coordinating the creation of standardized sales and charter contracts worldwide, organizing several international yacht shows, developing a mediation process for disputes and creating a broker induction program. She also worked with the media, liaised with government bodies and other professional associations on tax and legal issues and edited the association newsletter.
Prior to joining the Florida trade group, Vernon was a private investment analyst in Nice, France. From 2010- 2011, Vernon also handled sales development for Enterprise General Portuaire, the largest provisioning company in the south of France, where she established sales, public relations and ongoing contact with cruise ships and yachts.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Ann as the new executive director of the FYBA,” FYBA president Cromwell Littlejohn said in a statement. “Her understanding of the yachting industry, including six years as executive director of MYBA, will prove extremely valuable as we look to grow the membership while continuing to increase member benefits and services, as well as our legislative initiatives such as the tax cap passed last year.”