Boating Writers International said in a statement that it elected Steve Davis of Southern Boating and Adam Quandt of Boating Industry as board directors. Soundings Trade Only contributor Alan Jones was appointed director to fill a one-year vacancy. Panbo.com editor Ben Stein returns to the board for a three-year term. BWI also elected new officers: president, Brady Kay, Pontoon & Deck Boat; first vice president, Ron Ballanti, Strike Zone Communications; and second vice president, Kim Koditek, NMMA.
The Coast Guard Foundation elected nine new trustees. Led by newly elected chair Thomas A. Allegretti, new members include Abbott Brown, Kathryn Clay, Paul N. Jonoff, Beth Mason, Jim Masters, Julie Nelson, Howard B. Thorsen, Brooks Tomblin Sr. and Roger Wacker. Each will serve a three-year term. Click here for more information and photos of the trustees.
With Boatmate Trailers president Ron Miller moving to the role of CEO, the Maryville Tenn.-based manufacturer said in a statement that it named Owen Shelton as president and Daniel Luby as vice president. Shelton has been with Boatmate for more than two decades, formerly serving as vice president. Luby joined the company in 2012 and has held several positions in customer service and production and operations.