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Marinalife appointed Tina Kelsey its regional sales representative for Georgia, South Carolina and Connecticut.

In addition to her new sales role at Marinalife, Kelsey owns and operates Kelsey Creative, an advertising agency that represents several New England-based marine businesses. The business’ recent relocation to the Savannah, Ga., area placed Kelsey in a position to represent Marinalife.

“We are pleased to have Tina Kelsey join Marinalife. Her connections and experience in the marine advertising industry will be a complement to our sales team. We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship in the states of South Carolina and Georgia,” company owner Joy McPeters said in a statement.

“Additionally, her knowledge of handling and managing ad campaigns for marine businesses gives her good perspective on how Marinalife can effectively incorporate successful print and digital ad programs,” McPeters added.

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Dominion Marine Media, the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates, and, announced that Daniel Belton was appointed global business development director.

Belton, a lifelong sailor, joins the company after holding senior sales and marketing directorships in both the marine and technology industries. He will be responsible for managing sales strategy in North America and Europe to grow revenue and build new business. Belton’s role also will include the development of strategic sales initiatives on a global level that strengthen Dominion Marine Media's position within the marine industry.

“Dan has a well-deserved reputation for driving substantial business success,” Dominion Marine Media vice president and general manager Ian Atkins said in a statement. “His wealth of relevant international experience will be pivotal as we expand our brands globally with innovative regional products and services.”

Prior to joining Dominion Marine Media, Belton spent six years as a senior director at Intel Corp. in the United Kingdom. His career includes experience as a professional sailboat racing captain; four years as sales manager at Ancasta, Europe’s largest yacht brokerage and boat dealership; and sales and marketing director for Hugh Symons, a substantial, family-owned mobile communications company.

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Joe Fortin joined the Smith Yacht Sales brokerage team.

He has more than 25 years of experience in the marine industry, the company said.

Smith Yacht Sales has locations in Greenwich, R.I., and Hingham, Mass.

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Following a recent restructuring of Sail America’s administrative and bookkeeping functions, Kayce Florio and Stephanie Grove joined the organization.

Florio, of Lighthouse Consulting, was hired to provide bookkeeping and financial management services for Sail America. Lighthouse Consulting is based in Warren, R.I., and it provides management services to a number of associations, including the Association of Marina Industries, the International Marina Institute and the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association.

Grove joined Sail America on a part-time basis to provide administrative, show office and membership support. In addition to providing general administrative support, she will assist with membership communications and show office management for Strictly Sail Pacific.


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