Nominations Open for Sea Tow Foundation Boating Safety Advisory Council

The Sea Tow Foundation Boating Safety Advisory Council (formerly known as the North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council) provides highly valued insight and recommendations regarding a variety of boating safety initiatives.

  • Council members represent a broad-based perspective from the boating industry as associations, boat shows, government agencies, manufacturing, media, service industry, and retail.
  • Council members are decision makers and influencers in the boating industry.
  • Council members serve for two-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms.
  • Members attend quarterly virtual meetings and travel to one annual meeting held in conjunction with a major industry event

Current Members of the Sea Tow Foundation Boating Safety Advisory Council:

  • Shannon Aronson, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)
  • Laura Barry, West Marine
  • Captain Bob May, Bob’s No Wake Zone Boating Radio Show
  • David Connolly, TH Connolly & Sons Inc.
  • Jim Emmons, Water Sports Foundation (WSF)
  • Kevin Falvey, Boating Magazine/Bonnier
  • John Jost, Ken Cook Co.
  • Captain Keith Lake, MarineMax
  • TK Krumenacker,The Bedford Group
  • Tyler Mehrl, Mercury Marine
  • Mark Pillsbury, Cruising World Magazine
  • Adam Quandt, Boating Industry Magazine
  • Scott Rath, Uflex USA, Inc.
  • Chad Tokowicz, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA)
  • Angie Scott, The Woman Angler & Adventurer Podcast
  • Eric Shepard, Retired (30 years in the marine and aviation safety industries)
  • Nic Thomas, Freedom Boat Club
  • Stephanie Vatalaro, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)
  • Annamarie Worrell, Emerald Coast Marine Group
  • Leslie Zlotnick, Yamaha Watercraft Group

In addition, an executive committee directs and facilitates advisory council efforts:

  • Kristen Frohnhoefer, President of the Board, Sea Tow Foundation
  • Gail R. Kulp, Executive Director, Sea Tow Foundation
  • Wanda Kenton Smith, President, Kenton Smith Marketing

Access the application HERE.

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