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NMTC Announces New Leadership

Kitty McGowan

The National Marine Trades Council announced the appointment of Kitty McGowan as chair and Lori Wheeler as vice-chair.

Each are two-year terms with the advocacy organization.

McGowan is president of the U.S. Superyacht Association and has worked in the marine industry for more than 30 years.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to take a leadership role and build upon the important work the NMTC and our board predecessors have done over the past 40 years,” she said in a statement. “The Council has a long tradition of bringing industry leadership together and fostering strong partnerships and communication across the national boating community and I’m proud to be able to utilize my diverse experiences to continue to advance our objectives.”

Lori Wheeler

Lori Wheeler is vice president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and has been with the association since 2014. She previously served as director of operations for MIASF and is a long-time resident of Florida’s Broward County.

“The marine industry is a pillar of South Florida’s economy and lifestyle. The industry is exceptionally diverse and I am proud to be involved in a leadership role to help guide the industry as it continues to grow and flourish,” Wheeler said.



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