ST MICHAELS, MD -- Longtime yachting professional Todd Taylor of Easton, MD has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as Boat Donation Program Manager. In this new position, Taylor will work closely with CBMM Boat Donation Director Lad Mills to further enhance the program.
Taylor will leverage his industry network to promote awareness of CBMM’s boat donation program, while soliciting boat and yacht donations and actively marketing those vessels to the public. All proceeds from the sale and lease/purchase of these donated vessels support the educational, boat restoration, and exhibition programs of the museum.
“Todd has been involved with boats and the marine industry for his entire life, and has turned a true passion for yachts and the boating lifestyle into a professional career,” said Mills. “With nearly 20 years of direct experience backed up by a lengthy career as a professional captain, Todd has earned a reputation of being very knowledgeable about all facets of yachts, equipment, and transactions. His expertise and deep knowledge of the marine industry will be of notable benefit and a complement to the museum’s core mission.”
Taylor became connected to the Chesapeake Bay as a boat captain in the mid-1980s and has been a resident of the area for the past 20 years. He graduated with honors with a degree in business management from the University of New Hampshire and is a current member of the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, MD. He has served as a board member with the Yacht Brokers Association of America and the Marine Industry Technical Education Council.
In 2015, CBMM is celebrating its 50th anniversary, with a mission to preserve and explore the history, environment, and people of the Chesapeake Bay through educational, exhibition, and boat restoration programs. The museum's campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated on 18 waterfront acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels' harbor. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.