U.S. Superyacht Association Announces 2013-14 Directors

November 22, 2013

Yachting Journal

Back Row (left to right) : John Mann, Jim Perry, Christina Norris, Corey Ranslem, Peter Schrappen, Derik Wagner, Mark Cline, Eli Dana, Tim Davey, Bert Fowles Front Row (left to right): Kristina Hebert, Ami Ira, Karen Dudden-Blake, Meagan Deinas, Jim Ruffolo, Jay Dayton and Tripp Nelson

The U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) announced the 2013-2014 Board of Directors elected in October 2013.

John J. Mann, III (Bluewater Books and Charts) will continue his role as Chairman. He is joined on the Executive Committee by Kristina Hebert– Vice Chairman (Ward’s Marine Electric), Corey Ranslem (International Maritime Security Associates, Inc.) (Advocacy Co-Chair); Tim Davey – Immediate Past Chairman (ISS GMT), Peter Schrappen -  Advocacy Co-Chair (Northwest Marine Trade Association),  Marketing Chairman, Bert Fowles from IGY Marinas, Mark Cline – Treasurer (Cline Financial Group) and Jim Perry – General Counsel (Perry & Neblett, P.A.)

Regional board Members (elected for a one-year term)

  • Ami Ira, Crew Unlimited / C.U. Yacht Charters (Southeast Region)
  • Jay Dayton – Avon Dixon Agency (Mid-Atlantic Region)
  • John Clayman – Seaton Yachts (Northeast Region)
  • James “Jim” Ruffolo – Burger Boat Company (Great Lakes Region)
  • Rick Gladych – Omni Risk Insurance (Northwest Region)
  • Kate Pearson – Shelter Island Marina (Southwest Region)
  • William “Billy” Smith, III – Trinity Yachts (Gulf Coast)

The new At Large Board Members (elected for a two-year term):

  • Eli Dana – Newport Shipyard
  • Megan Deinas – Port of Seattle
  • Tripp Nelson – Alexseal
  • Christina Norris – Oversee Yachts
  • Derik Wagner – MTN

“The USSA has been very fortunate to have strong board members dedicated to helping grow the organization,” said John Mann, USSA Chairman.  “By continually bringing in new representatives at the board level, we are able to draw on their energy, ideas and skills.  This combination of dynamic regional Board positions and those elected at large, have helped to further propel the USSA to the next level and position us as a vibrant national Association.

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