About NSBC

Helping create a safe boating experience for recreational boaters

Our Mission

Founded in 1958, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) serves as a national catalyst for developing a safe boating culture by providing educational resources, outreach programming, and training opportunities for industry partners and the boating community to influence safe, secure, and responsible boating.


Board of Directors

Robert Newsome
Chair (NMMA)
Alan Dennison
Vice Chair (BoatU.S. Foundation)
Elena Yearly
Treasurer (EMY Consulting)
Lisa Dugan
Secretary (Minnesota DNR)
Stu Gilfillen
Past Chair (US Sailing)
David Broadbent
Member at Large (ABYC)
Grant Brown
Member at Large (Colorado Parks and Wildlife)
Stephanie Hussey
Member at Large (RBFF)
Scott Johnson
Member at Large (Leadership Consultant)


Peg Phillips
Executive Director
Yvonne Pentz
Communications Director
Sandy Smith
Financial Officer
Ken Waldron
Alexis Webb
Program Coordinator
Pam Lamrouex
Warehouse Manager


The NSBC is supported by committees under the leadership of the board. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact outreach@safeboatingcouncil.org for more information.

Annual Reports

Each year, the National Safe Boating Council produces an annual report highlighting key initiatives, programs, successes, and a financial update.

Strategic Plan

The 2020-2024 Strategic Plan of the National Safe Boating Council was approved at the General Membership Meeting on September 29, 2019 in Anchorage, AK. View the full plan here or the one page guide.


We recognize leaders in recreational boating and water safety through our annual awards programs.

Contact Us

National Safe Boating Council
3350 Ulmerton Road, Suite 8
Clearwater, FL 33762

(703) 361-4294


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