Rear Admiral is keynote speaker at ABYC meeting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Rear Admiral Brian M. Salerno, director of Inspection and Compliance, for the United States Coast Guard, will be addressing the membership of the American Boat & Yacht Council as the keynote speaker during ABYC’s 53rd Annual Meeting, the organization said yesterday.

The Rear Admiral has also agreed to participate in the event’s awards ceremony.

“ABYC strives to secure speakers that can provide critical insight into important topics surrounding boating safety to our members and their organizations,” said Skip Burdon, ABYC president. “We are pleased to again have a USCG representative, such as the Rear Admiral, speak at our annual meeting, and are looking forward to seeing all our members.”

ABYC also announced that two long-time members, law firm Buist Moore Smythe McGee, P.A. and Ken Cook Co. will co-sponsor ABYC’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Reception.

“ABYC would like to thank this years co-sponsors for their support of this event, as well as their long-term commitments to boating safety through membership in ABYC,” said Burdon.

The meeting will take place Feb. 14 at the Bass Museum of Art, only a few blocks from the Miami Beach Convention Center. ABYC members can visit ABYC’s Web site,, for event details.

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