Walt Brown to Step Down From Sail America Board; Wayne Burdick to take on role of Vice President Shows
At the July Board of Director’s meeting, Walt Brown announced that he will be stepping down as V.P. Shows and will be resigning his seat on the Sail America Board.
After 20 years in the sailing industry and four years serving on the Sail America Board, Brown has, “slipped the gravitational pull of the sailing/marine industry” and has “officially left orbit to go where few have gone before.” Over the past 12 months Brown has sold Layline and has grown his strategic business leadership practice, TAB (The Alternative Board) to include 56 business owner members across six boards.
“I attribute much of my success to the knowledge and perspective gained from 20 years of lessons learned inside the Sailing Industry and working with many of the current and past Sail America Board members,” said Brown. “I still have my fingers in the pie running Dubarry USA, and I look forward to seeing you all in Annapolis.”
“Walt’s wit, wisdom and insight will be missed at future Board meetings and we wish him all the best as he ventures forward,” said Sail America President Bill Bolin. “He made huge contributions to Sail America and the sailing industry, and his service to all of us is greatly appreciated.”
Wayne Burdick, President Beneteau USA, and Sail America and NMMA Board member, was nominated for and has accepted the role of V.P. Shows.
“Wayne brings years of sailing industry and boat show experience to his new role,” commented Bolin. “His perspective gained from exhibiting at hundreds of boat shows across the country and attending multiple international shows will help create stronger and more successful Sail America shows.”