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.

Meet the Crew

Board of Directors

Stu Gilfillen
US Sailing - US Powerboating
Bristol, RI
Alan Dennison
Vice Chair
BoatU.S. Foundation
Annapolis, MD
Chris Stec
Past Chair
ACA Canoe & SUP Instructor Trainer Educator
Fredericksburg, VA
Robert Newsome
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Chicago, IL
MariAnn McKenzie
Oregon State Marine Board
Salem, OR
Dana Gage
Member at Large
The LV Project
North Richland Hills, TX
Stephanie Hussey
Member at Large
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
Alexandria, VA
Joseph McCullough
Member at Large
Alaska Office of Boating Safety
Anchorage, AK
Kate Neubauer
Member at Large
Neubauer Consulting Group
Falmouth, MA


Peg Phillips
Executive Director
Yvonne Pentz
Communications Director
Sandy Smith
Financial Officer
Alexis Webb
Program Coordinator

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 Boating Safety Hall of Fame and IBWSS Communication Awards.

Contact Us

8140 Flannery Ct
Manassas, VA 20109

(703) 361-4294


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