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MIASF names new vice president

Lori Wheeler

Lori Wheeler

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The Marine Industries Association of South Florida promoted Lori Wheeler to vice president. Previously the association’s director of operations, Wheeler has been with MIASF since 2014, working her way through the ranks.

“It’s been wonderful to watch Lori over the years, as she has learned a tremendous amount about the marine industry, honed her management skills and style, and built lasting relationships,” Phil Purcell, MIASF CEO and president, said in a statement. “She has developed into a leader that the MIASF board of directors, staff, members and community at-large truly respects.”

Wheeler is a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce board of directors and co-chairs the chamber’s Marine Advisory Committee. She is a graduate of Leadership Broward Class 35 and chairs the Business Day program for Leadership Broward enrollees. She also serves on the American Lung Association of South Florida’s Turquoise Takeover Lung Force Committee and the Winterfest Foundation Board.

“The marine industry is an extremely diverse economic driver in South Florida, and I’m passionate about learning and understanding all of its aspects,” Wheeler said in the statement. “I’ve met some amazing people and been fortunate to have an incredible mentor to guide me along the way. I’m looking forward to the next phase of this exciting adventure.”

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