NMTA appoints three new members to board of trustees

The Northwest Marine Trade Association has announced the appointment of three open positions on its board of trustees.

New to the board are Sterling Hines-Elzinga of Sterling Marine Services, Gregg Reynolds of Global Marine Insurance, and Wendell Stroud of Marine Floats.

Hines-Elzinga founded Sterling Marine Services in 2009, a commercial diving company in Seattle offering a suite of diving services as well as marine construction and salvage. Hines-Elzinga intends to focus on workforce development and growing boating.

Reynolds is a lifelong sailor who has worked in the insurance industry for 32 years and as a commercial marine specialist the last eight years. Reynolds serves as the chairman of the Government Affairs Committee at NMTA and also serves on the Tacoma Waterfront Association Board of Directors. He looks forward to promoting the growth of recreational boating and NMTA member businesses.

“I enjoy working with NMTA members to affect legislation that impacts our industry,” Reynolds said.

Stroud, an NMTA member for over 25 years, is the co-owner and president of Marine Floats. He is a primary consultant on many of the firms’ commercial projects and has worked in marine architecture and engineering for decades.

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“One of my objectives if elected is to broaden our geographic outreach in the Puget Sound area, as well as the Northwest’s lake and river regions,” he said.

The new board members will begin their three-year terms on July 1.

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