AMI presents new Board of Directors

WARREN, R.I. — The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) elected its 2009 officers and directors at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), held Jan. 25–28, 2009, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., it reported in a recent statement.

Jim Frye, CMM, of Westrec Marinas will serve his second term as president and chair of the AMI board. Chris McSparen, CMM, of Skipper Marine Development was re-appointed vice-president; Mick Bettesworth, CMM, of Marina Developments LLC was re-appointed secretary; and Marshall Nowlin, CMM, of Bayport Marina was re-appointed treasurer.

The following new directors were voted to the AMI Board: Keith Knowlton, CMM, of Carters Cove Marina; and Michelle Shrider, CMM, of Washburn Marina. The AMI Board bids farewell to Bill Yeargin of Correct Craft and Tom Cox, CMM, of Constitution Marine, whose terms expired in 2008.

The new AMI Board Directors will join: Keith Boulais of Premier Materials Technology; Andrew Collumbell, CMM, Premier Marinas Ltd.; Jeff d’Albora of Dalcorp; Gary Groenewold, CMM, of Westrec Marinas; Alex Laidlaw, CMM, of Westrec Marinas; Kevin Lussier, CMM, of Amelia Island Yacht Basin; Jerry Nessenson of ValvTect Marine Fuel; Jeff Rose, CMM, of Marinas International; Steve Ryder of Bellingham Marine; Steve Sammes, CMM, Gold Coast City Marina; John Schoppman, CMM, Forever Resorts; T. Clark Smith, III, Chubb Custom Market Inc.; Mick Webber, HydroHoist Marine Group; and Mark Yearn, Marine Insurance Services.

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is a non-profit membership organization that provides management training, education, and information about research, legislation, and environmental issues affecting the marina industry. For more information about AMI, visit

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