US Coast Guard Appoints New Members To The National Boating Safety Advisory CommitteePublished on September 10, 2021
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 20 individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC).
The NBSAC was established on December 4, 2018. The stated function of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard on matters relating to national boating safety.
The NBSAC members are selected from disciplines within the following fields of expertise: State Boating Safety Programs, Recreational Vessel and Associated Equipment Manufacturers; and National Recreational Boating Organizations and the General Public. Each member holds office for a term up to three years.
Membership is divided evenly among three membership categories in NBSAC:
- Seven representatives of State officials responsible for State boating safety programs
- Seven representatives of recreational vessel and associated equipment manufacturers
- Seven representatives of national recreational boating organizations or the general public, and of the seven, at least five shall be representatives of national recreational boating organizations
For more information about NBSAC, visit the U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division website. New members representing the recreational vessel and associated equipment manufacturers include: Peter A. Chishol with Mercury Marine; Ralph E. Hoskins with Regal Boats; David C. Marlow of Brunswick Corporation; Christina M. Paul, Esq. with K&L Gates, LLP; Wendy Sanders of Explico Engineering; and David Slikkers of .S2 Yachts
Representing the national recreational boating organizations and general public are: John S. Adey IV ofthe American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC); Chris Edmonston with the BOATUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water; John M. Johnson of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA); Peg B. Phillips with the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC); Robin Popeof the American Canoe Association (ACA); Wanda Kenton Smith of Kenton Smith Marketing; and Caroline A. Mantel with the Boat History Report.