NEW SAIL AMERICA LEADERSHIP TEAM ANNOUNCED
Sail America recently announced its new president and the 2012 executive committee and board of directors.
The Sail America Board of Directors has elected Josh Adams, Publisher of SAIL Magazine, to serve as its president. Josh has served on the Sail America board since 2007 and has been active on various committees throughout his tenure. Most recently, he was Vice President of Association (2009-11).
“I'm honored to serve as Sail America President,” said Adams. “The Sail America Board of Directors is an impressive group of market leaders across all segments of the sailing industry, and I'm pleased to be on their team. We have an ambitious schedule of initiatives planned this year for Sail America, all designed to promote the health and growth of sailing.”
Josh Adams replaces outgoing president, Sally Helme, publisher of Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, who served as president in 2010 and 2011.
The 2012 Executive Committee includes:
Treasurer/Secretary: Eric Braitmayer, IMTRA.
Vice President of Shows: Greg Emerson, Hunter Marine’s
Vice President of Association: Stanton Murray, Murray Yacht Sales
Vice President Marketing: Jay Stockmann, Vetus/Maxwell
Past President: Sally Helme, Bonnier Corp (publisher of Cruising World and Sailing World magazines)
Executive Director: Jonathan Banks, Sail America
The 2012 Board of Directors include returning members Carl Blackwell of NMMA, Bob Bitchin of Latitudes & Attitudes, Jack Gierhart of US SAILING, Bill Mosher of Forespar, Bob Buckborough of West Marine, Kevin Coughlin of New England Ropes, Jeff Johnstone of J Boats, plus new members; Jahn Tihansky of the U.S. Naval Academy and Scott West of Ronstan USA.
“We have a very strong leadership team in place and look forward to a stellar year,” said Sail America Executive Director Jonathan Banks. “We so appreciate the effort of our most recent leadership team and all those who contributed, as well as those who are now in place to continue the positive momentum moving forward.”
Sail America would like to thank outgoing board members Bill Goggins, Wayne Burdick, and Van Perry. Each has donated a tremendous amount of time and personal passion to help Sail America achieve its goals. Their hard work, dedication and collective efforts have helped strengthen Sail America and return the organization to profitability.