Tag Archives: Jeff Husby

Boating Industry gears up for power-packed 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

EPG Brand Acceleration in conjunction with Boating Industry Magazine is well underway in planning for its 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT slated November 14-16 at the beautiful Caribe Royale resort in Orlando, FL. “The team at Boating Industry has been working very hard over the past few years to make the ELEVATE SUMMIT a significant leadership event unlike anything our industry has ...

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Regal and Nautique of Orlando appoints new CMO

As part of its continued growth, momentum and long-term direction, Regal & Nautique of Orlando (RNO) has named Wanda Kenton Smith its chief marketing officer with responsibility to direct and manage its internal marketing department and all associated marketing activities. Kenton Smith, an award-winning marketer who brings more than 35 years of senior level, global marine experience to the organization, ...

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Water Sports Industry Association welcomes Lee Gatts as Director of Government Affairs

The Waters Sports Industry Association (WSIA) announced Lee Gatts has joined the organization as its Director of Government Affairs. The WSIA is the towed water sports industry’s leading advocate, committed to preserving the vitality of water sports and activities into the future. Before joining WSIA, Gatts served as Manager of Southeast Policy and Engagement at the National Marine Manufacturers Association ...

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Families for Boating creating community conversations around water access and wakesports activities

Families for Boating, a non-profit organization of community groups around the U.S dedicated to preserving access to waterways for boaters and water sports enthusiasts, is actively trying to assist boaters facing regulatory threats or concerns.  Recreational boating and water sports have grown significantly in popularity across the nation, particularly over the pandemic, with more families than ever enjoying the benefits ...

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2020 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Adam Quandt The six leaders below aren’t afraid to make bold moves to advance boating by improving technology, growing its customer base, bringing industry stakeholders together and raising the bar of professionalism and determination for the industry as a whole. Don’t be afraid to experiment John Adams & Shep McKenneyCo-founders, Seakeeper It isn’t very often that we recognize a ...

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Dealing with a pandemic and unprecedented demand

By David Gee There are approximately 4,300 recreational boat dealers in the U.S., but the largest 50 of them generate about 30% of the industry’s $12 billion annual revenue, according to Dun & Bradstreet. So let’s call the industry fragmented. Given that starting point, what is it like to run a boat dealership these days? Especially this summer of 2020? ...

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Jeff Husby named president, CEO of WaterSports Central

WaterSports Central LLC (WC), a boat dealership with six retail locations across Georgia and South Carolina announced and welcomed veteran marine retailer Jeff Husby as its partner, president and CEO. Preston Davis who has served as the organization’s senior executive since 2017, moves into an advisory and board member role.  Husby brings a wealth of industry leadership experience including nearly ...

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