Dr. Daniel Maxim Inducted into Boating Safety Hall of Fame

Dr. Maxim Inducted into Boating Safety Hall of Fame

Nashville, Tenn. (April 16, 2014) – Each year, the National Safe Boating Council carefully reviews and selects those individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the interest of boating safety. Dr. Daniel Maxim is no exception and it is because of this that Dan is being inducted into the Boating Safety Hall of Fame.

Throughout many years, Dan Maxim has held U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary posts from Flotilla Commander through District Rear Commodore, and has been appointed to various national staff positions including the Branch Chief through Department Chief of Education. Dr. Maxim has also served as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary liaison to the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and served as the former National Directorate
Commodore, Recreational Boating Safety.

In addition, Dr. Maxim has U.S. Coast Guard training at the National Search and Rescue School, National Aids to Navigation (ATON) School, National Advanced Vessel Operator School, and numerous leadership courses. He is the only U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist nominated to attend the U.S. Coast
Guard Academy Loran-C Engineering course and one of just two U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists funded to attend the University of Southern California course in Aviation Safety Program Management.

“Dan’s dedication to boating safety and his continual work of thinking outside the standard concepts has truly shaped the recreational boating safety community,” comments Fred Messmann, deputy director of the National Safe Boating Council. “His ability to articulate what is missing and provide suggestions on possible solutions is key to many of the intervention policies being developed for boating safety today and into the

His unique talents are now being utilized on the Research and Development Objective, a new objective the National Strategic Plan of the Recreational Boating Safety Program. At his suggestion and guidance, those committed to shaping the Strategic Plan has helped to better collect data, fill in the gaps and look into the future to mitigate the consequences of missed opportunities.

It’s important to note that Dr. Maxim does all of this work on a volunteer basis. Dr. L. Maxim is president of Everest Consulting Associates, a consulting firm located in Cranbury, NJ that conducts research in health, safety and environmental quality for clients in the mineral industries. Dr. Maxim holds three Masters Degrees and a Ph.D. in operations research with an emphasis on statistics and economics. He is an experienced navigator, both aircraft and marine, is an aircraft pilot, rated for commercial, instrument, single and multi engine land and sea, gliders, advanced and instrument, is a flight instructor and owns a Post 42’ Sport Fish boat.

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About the National Safe Boating Council

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. The NSBC accomplishes this mission by promoting outreach and research initiatives that support boating education and safety awareness; improving the professional development of boating safety educators through training; and developing and recognizing outstanding
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