BWI members have re-elected three Directors and its Board appointed a new Director to fill a vacancy. The returning Directors, who serve three-year terms, are: Alan Jones, editor for Boating World Magazine; Zuzana Prochazka, a freelance writer and photographer who contributes to a number of boating titles; and Lindsey Johnson, Director of Communications for West Marine.
The Board voted to appoint Gary Reich to fill a Director vacancy. Reich is a Chesapeake Bay-based freelance writer, editor, and photographer who has worked in marine for more than 25 years, the last 15 in publishing where his writing and photography regularly appear in several periodicals and online. The vacancy was created by the departure of Michael Vatalaro of Boat/US who recently changed jobs in the consumer organization and was recognized for his service to BWI.
Officers elected by the Board to one-year terms are Boats Group Senior Editor Lenny Rudow, President; Alan Jones, 1st Vice President; and Editor/Publisher of FishTrack.com, Charlie Levine, 2nd Vice President.
Continuing as Directors are: Immediate Past President Alan Wendt, a freelance writer and communication agency executive; Chris Woodward, Editor of Sport Fishing Magazine; and Michael Sciulla, a Soundings Trade Only columnist and communications strategist. BWI Executive Director Greg Proteau serves as secretary/treasurer of the board.