MEEF elects 2003-2004 Board Of Directors

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Marine Environmental Education Foundation (MEEF) named its 2003-2004 Board of Directors at its 2003 annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nev., the organization reported in a recent statement.

“We are pleased to add a number of new members to the board who bring a wide range of experiences in the education and environmental field,” said Dave White, chairman of the MEEF Board of Directors. “We’ve added representation from a number of other organizations that share MEEF’s mission and goals in an effort to build synergistic programming.”

New board members include Genevieve Boehm, NJ Department of Transportation; Margaret Podlich, BoatUS; and Bruce Berman, Boston Save the Bay.

Melissa Denko, executive director of the NJ Marine Trade Association joins the executive committee as secretary. The other officers were re-elected and include: David White of NY Sea Grant, chairman; Larry Innis of the National Safe Boating Council, vice-chair; Grant Westerson of the CT Marine Trades, treasurer.

Other members of the board include: Susan Altman, West Marine; Nancy Bodick, American Boat Builders and Repairers Association; Jim Frye, National Marine Manufactures Association; Phil Keeter, Marine Retailers Association of America; Alex Laidlaw, Marine Operators Association of America; Steve Lewis, States Organization for Boating Access; Ken Lovell, Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston; Pat Pearson, Washington State University Extension System; Dave Staudt, Allied Printing; Andy Talento, National Marine Trades Council; and, Tim Timpson, International Marina Institute.

Founded in 1994, MEEF has evolved as a national consortium of marine industry associations, marine businesses, academia, government agencies and environmental groups that have come together to promote clean water through education and experience.

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