MBIA Announces New Board Directors

Patti Smith of Silver Spray Sports has been appointed as chair of the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) Board of Directors and Andy MacLachlan of Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales was appointed vice-chair. Jim Coburn of Coburn and Assoc. will remain the secretary/treasurer of the association. Smith, formerly vice-chair, will fill the position of chair left from the recent passing of Tom Haag, former vice president of Colony Marine in St. Clair Shores.

“Patti and Andy are strong leaders and advocates for the recreational boating industry in Michigan. We welcome their leadership,” said MBIA Executive Director Nicki Polan.

MBIA is the state-wide marine industry association that serves as the voice to Michigan’s $7.4 billion marine industry, which includes nearly one million registered boats. MBIA is dedicated to the advancement, protection and promotion of boating across Michigan.

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