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Marine charity names board of directors

The Marine Industry Cares Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that raises awareness and funds for children's and family charities, announced its 2012 board of directors and the appointment of an executive director to help lead the group.

Joining the following founding directors — Mole Telfer, of Rob Price Services, David Reed, of The Triton, Sabrina Farmer, of IMA Yachts, and Peter Hult, of MHG Insurance Brokers — are several other South Florida business and community leaders:

• Bradley Briggs, MTN Satellite Communications

• Peter Brooke, Blue Interactive Agency

• Jerry Hamilton, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP

• Lisa Morley, Maritime Professional Training

• Gregory Oram, ClubCorp / Tower Club

• Lisa Scott-Founds, Winterfest Inc.

• Karen Short, S3GC

• Louise Steynberg, MHG Insurance Brokers

Gordon Connell was appointed executive director. He previously was director of association services for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, currently works with Houck Anderson P.A. and established Connell Communications, an association management, public relations and marketing firm.

“We’re extremely pleased to have such a strong group of accomplished business and community leaders on the board and at the helm of Marine Industry Cares Foundation,” chairman Mole Telfer said in a statement. “We are still young as an organization, but through our Spin-A-Thon we have had tremendous support from the marine industry and local business community and we’ve managed to raise over $200,000 for Kids in Distress.”

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