Sea Tow Foundation adds six to Boating Safety Advisory Council

The Sea Tow Foundation recently announced their newest members joining fellow boating industry leaders and decision makers on the Sea Tow Foundation’s Boating Safety Advisory Council starting in July. 

The new members were chosen by the current council and executive committee with oversight from the Sea Tow Foundation’s Board of Directors. Each new member will serve a two-year term at which time they will be eligible for a second term. Council members attend quarterly virtual meetings to consult on numerous boating safety topics, participate in a variety of boating safety initiatives, and are actively engaged in judging the entries for the annual National Boating Safety Awards. Judging the awards will be one of the Council’s next tasks as new members join in the coming weeks.

Applications for the awards open on July 22 and are due by September 7. For more details, visit

“We are honored to have six impressive individuals join our Boating Safety Advisory Council,” said Gail R. Kulp, Executive Director of the Sea Tow Foundation. “Their experience and passion will help encourage others in the industry to promote boating safety so we can ensure that every boater has an enjoyable day on the water and returns to shore each time.” 

New members joining the Sea Tow Foundation’s Boating Safety Advisory Council include:

  • Madison Cherenzia, Head of Operations and Marketing at Norwest Marine, has over a decade of marine industry experience. Her strategic business development and innovative marketing have driven significant growth, making the marina a top destination for boaters.
  • Gary Childress is the Vice President of Marine Operations at Northpoint Commercial Finance where he oversees business planning and development. He has over 20 years of experience driving transformational change in sales and service. 
  • Julie Greenfield is the General Manager at SAY Carbon Yachts Miami where she oversees operations, services, imports and marketing. She serves as the Vice Chair of the City of Hollywood Marine Advisory Board and is a member of the Broward County Marine Advisory Committee. She coordinates and participates in the County’s Annual Cleanup, the City kids fishing tournament and is active in the boating community. 
  • Paul Joyce is a Master Police Officer with the City of Venice, FL who has conducted countless lifesaving marine rescues and received numerous awards. As the department’s first USCG licensed master boat captain, he established the “Little Bobber” Program providing free life jackets to children and he oversaw the city’s first Life Jacket Loaner Station at Venice Park Boat Ramp.
  • Deane Lambros is the Director of Lambros Insurance Services, Inc. and Canyon Runner Sportfishing. After 15 years as a full-time captain with over 30,000 engine hours and nearly 3,000 days at sea, he now runs Canyon Runner Sportfishing, a membership fishing charter service with over 500 members, and founded Lambros Insurance Services, specializing in marine insurance.
  • John Sewell is the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager for Brunswick’s Business Acceleration Division, overseeing Freedom Boat Club, Boateka and Marine Services. He previously led the EHS department at Saddle Creek Logistics and held key roles at Amazon. With a background as a U.S. Army Infantry and Safety Officer, John is dedicated to promoting safety on land and at sea.

Continuing members of the Boating Safety Advisory Council are:

  • Shannon Aronson, American Boat & Yacht Council
  • Jeremy Backman, Chubb Personal Risk Services
  • Laura Barry, Consultant
  • Steven Bull, Bullitage Media, Inc.
  • Gunnar Davies, BRP Marine
  • Michael Gisch, MarineMax
  • Kimberly Koditek, Boatsetter
  • Alisdair Martin, Consultant
  • Christine Carlson McKone, Volvo Penta
  • Jeff Moag, Water Sports Foundation
  • Leslie Palmer, Consultant
  • Mark Pillsbury, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
  • Angie Scott, The Woman Angler & Adventurer Podcast
  • Chad Tokowicz, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
  • Randy Vance, Firecrown Media 

In addition, an Executive Committee directs and facilitates the Advisory Council’s efforts. The members of the Executive Committee include:

  • Kristen Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow Foundation and Sea Tow Services International
  • Gail R. Kulp, Sea Tow Foundation
  • Kim Perry, Sea Tow Foundation
  • Wanda Kenton Smith, Kenton Smith Marketing

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