Southern Boating announces new editorial staff 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Skip Allen, Publisher of Southern Boating and Marine Business Journal, recently announced three appointments to the magazines’ editorial staffs. The new additions include L.J. Wallace, who was named Executive Editor, and Nancy Birnbaum as Managing Editor. 

“Southern Boating has enjoyed nearly 40 years as the South’s most popular boating publication,” Allen said in a statement. “In order to see us through the next 40, we’re renewing our commitment to providing excellent content. The combination of L.J.’s extensive experience writing about boats, fishing and the Eastern Seaboard, as well as Nancy’s proven ability to shape content that appeals to boating enthusiasts of all ages and interests, will surely keep Southern Boating at the top.” 

Wallace, who hails from New Jersey, relocated to Charleston, S.C., where he started the Water’s Edge Radio Program featuring a mix of news, views and commentary. Wallace is a serious angler and seasoned skipper, editor and writer with published work in Marlin, Seaworthy<,/i> and online at and 

Birnbaum has been a Freelance Writer/Editor and Marketing Consultant for the past two years, and was Online Editor for the previous three years at Blue Water Sailing Magazine

The third new addition to the Southern Boating team is Laura Dunn, a journalism major from Wheaton College in Illinois. Dunn was named assistant editor after working as an editorial intern for the magazine. 

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