BWI members elected two Directors and its Board appointed a new Director to fill a vacancy and elected three Officers in early 2018. Newly elected to the Board is Jim Fullilove while Gary Reich was re-elected, both for three-year terms. The Board voted to appoint Brady Kay to fill a Director vacancy. Officers elected by the Board are President Alan Jones, Editor for Boating World Magazine; 1st Vice President Charlie Levine, Editor/Publisher of FishTrack.com; and 2nd Vice President Chris Woodward, Editor of Sport Fishing Magazine.
Fullilove has been involved with national trade publications since 1972, as chief editor of National Fisherman, editorial director of WorkBoat, and currently chief editor of Marine Electronics Journal. As chair of the NMEA Technology Award panel for the past two years, he coordinates and manages judging with both BWI writers and electronics technicians.
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.
Kay is the executive editor of Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine and has been at the helm of this publication for nearly 20 years. He also currently oversees Houseboat magazine and Great Lakes Boating magazine, sister publications at Harris Publishing. He has served on the judging panels for the NMMA Innovation Awards several times.
Continuing as Directors are: Immediate Past President Lenny Rudow, a freelance writer, editor and Angler in Chief of FishTalk magazine; Zuzana Prochazka, a freelance writer and photographer who contributes to a number of boating titles; and Michael Sciulla, a Soundings Trade Only columnist and communications strategist. BWI Executive Director Greg Proteau serves as secretary/treasurer of the board.
All Directors profiles can be found on this website at https://www.bwi.org/about-us/.