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.

Leadership

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)
Kate Neubauer
Member at Large (Neubauer Consulting)

Staff

Peg Phillips
Executive Director
Yvonne Pentz
Communications Director
Sandy Smith
Financial Officer
Ken Waldron
Producer
Ryan Foland
Marketing Manager
Alexis Webb
Program Coordinator
Carrie Schlemmer
Program Coordinator

Committees

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.

Awards

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

Contact Us

8140 Flannery Ct
Manassas, VA 20109

(703) 361-4294

outreach@safeboatingcouncil.org

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