BoatU.S. Foundation president appointed to safety council

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water President Ruth Wood has been appointed to the National Boating Safety Advisory Council, according to a recent BoatU.S. statement.

Created by the Federal Boating Safety Act of 1971, the council performs an important role by advising the U.S. Coast Guard concerning the development of national policies and regulations that improve recreational boating safety, according to BoatU.S.

“With over 20 years experience in boating safety and now at the helm of our Foundation, we are very pleased that the U.S. Coast Guard has tapped Ruth to become one of the select few on this prestigious team,” said BoatU.S. Chairman Richard Schwartz. “We know her contributions will make boating better for all of us.”

“There are many issues on the forefront of boating safety that will effect how we boat,” said Wood. “I look forward to working with the National Boating Safety Advisory Council team in coming up with smart solutions.”

Wood serves on the board of the National Safe Boating Council and also participates on the Personal Flotation Device Standards Technical Panel of Underwriters Laboratories. Wood has been boating for over 30 years and currently cruises the Potomac River.

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