The nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation has announced the return of Gail R. Kulp as executive director. Michael Wesolowski, the former executive director, is now the director of external affairs.
“Gail and Michael have separately led the Sea Tow Foundation to great heights and I have no doubt that, by working together, they will accomplish even more,” said Sea Tow Foundation president Kristen Frohnhoefer in a statement. “My late father, Captain Joe, created the Sea Tow Foundation to help spread the boating safety message after seeing countless boating accidents, and I am positive that Gail and Michael will ensure that his legacy continues for future generations of boaters.”
Over the past 11 years, the Sea Tow Foundation has grown and as executive director, Kulp, who was executive director from 2010 to 2015, will be responsible for overall operations, including board relations, budget, compliance, grant applications and grant management, social media management, press releases and program oversight.
Among the programs under Kulp’s jurisdiction are the Life Jacket Loaner Program and the Designated Sober Skipper Program that is now in its third year.
As director of external affairs, Wesolowski will focus on building and maintaining relationships, identifying external impact opportunities, fundraising and supporting the executive director. His existing relationships could strengthen dealings with the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Power Squadrons as well as other boating safety organizations.