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Nicole Vasilaros named to National Boating Safety Advisory Council

Nicole Vasilaros (right) with Coast Guard Vice Adm. Dan Abel and Wanda Kenton Smith, a member of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council.

Nicole Vasilaros (right) with Coast Guard Vice Adm. Dan Abel and Wanda Kenton Smith, a member of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council.

Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA senior vice president of government relations and legal affairs, was named to the Coast Guard's National Boating Safety Advisory Council by Vice Adm. Dan Abel, Deputy Commandant for Operations in Cape May, N.J.

The announcement was made in the NMMA’s Currents e-newsletter.

The NBSAC was established by the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971. The law requires the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard Commandant to consult with NBSAC in developing federal regulations, as well as on other major boating-safety matters.

The council provides advice to the Coast Guard on safety matters. NMMA works closely with the Coast Guard and advocates on safety issues on behalf of members. Vasilaros' involvement on the council, said the NMMA, will ensure a voice for the broader boating industry. Her term runs through December 2019.

Other industry representatives on the council include Wayne Burdick, marine industry consultant; Pete Chisholm of Mercury Marine; Jim Emmons of the Water Sports Industry Association; Bruce Rowe of Forever Resorts; David Slikkers of S2 Yachts; Wanda Kenton Smith of Kenton Smith Marketing; and Tim Williams of EdgeWater Power Boats.

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