Boating Writers International (BWI) members have re-elected five Directors and its Board has elected three new Officers. Officers elected to one-year terms are Freelance Writer Alan Wendt, President; Editor of Lakeland Boating Magazine Lindsey Johnson, 1st Vice President; and Writer & Editor Lenny Rudow, 2nd Vice President.
Wendt has been a member of BWI for nearly two decades, volunteers as a writing contest judge, Innovations Awards judge, served as a board member for the past five years and First Vice President the past two years. Johnson has been a member of BWI since 2003 and has served as chair of the BWI Writing Contest Committee for the last seven years and as Second Vice President the past two years. Rudow has been a writer and editor in the marine field for over two decades, authored six books, gained numerous BWI writing awards and served as a Director the past two years.
In addition to Wendt and Johnson, others re-elected as Directors included:
· Zuzana Prochazka, editor of Talk of the Dock and freelance writer for a number of boating magazines and online venues;
· Alan Jones, a full-time writer and editor for Boating World Magazine for 16 years and most recently a contributing editor for Sea Magazine;
· Roger McAfee, a freelance writer for several boating magazines, seminar presenter at boat shows and author of two marine books.
Continuing as Directors are: Immediate Past President John Wooldridge, editor-in-chief of Yachting; Michael Sciulla, a Soundings Trade Only columnist and communications strategist; and Heather Steinberger, a writer and editor whose work appears in a variety of regionally and nationally circulated magazines. BWI executive director Greg Proteau serves as secretary/treasurer of the board.