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New Officers, Directors Elected

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.

BWI Officers, Directors Take Seats in Miami

With results finalized at the end of January, BWI members have elected three officers, reelected a Director and the Board has appointed another to fill a vacancy.
Officers elected to one-year terms are freelancer and technical editor Zuzana Prochazka, President; consumer and trade writer Lisa Knapp, 1st Vice President; and writer and editor Glen Justice, 2nd vice president.
New to the Board is Alan Jones, a magazine writer, editor and photographer. Michael Sciulla, writer and marketing consultant, was reelected as a Director for a three-year term.
Jones has been a full-time writer and editor for Boating World Magazine for 14 years and most recently a contributing editor for Sea Magazine. He writes the Editor’s Letter, engine column, all boat tests, serves as an on-camera personality as well as feature writer, humorist, and fishing enthusiast.
Jones has been a judge for the NMMA Innovations Awards program and was recognized eight times in the BWI annual writing contest. He will fill the seat previously held by Justice.
Continuing as Directors are Immediate Past President Kim Kavin, freelance writer and publisher of ChaterWave.com; Marilyn Mower, editor of Southern Boating and the Marine Business Journal; Lindsey Johnson, editor of Lakeland Boating magazine; and Alan Wendt, editorial director for Marine CEO magazine and publisher of custom lifestyle boating publications.
BWI executive director Greg Proteau serves as secretary/treasurer of the Board.

With results finalized at the end of January, BWI members have elected three officers, reelected a Director and the Board has appointed another to fill a vacancy.

Officers elected to one-year terms are freelancer and technical editor Zuzana Prochazka, President; consumer and trade writer Lisa Knapp, 1st Vice President; and writer and editor Glen Justice, 2nd vice president.

New to the Board is Alan Jones, a magazine writer, editor and photographer. Michael Sciulla, writer and marketing consultant, was reelected as a Director for a three-year term. Read more »

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