NSBC Executive Director, Peg Phillips, Appointed to the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), a national catalyst for recreational boating safety, shares its executive director, Peg Phillips, has been appointed as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC).

“As soon as you meet Peg you know she loves boating and has an incredible passion for creating safe and enjoyable experiences for all boaters,” said Stu Gilfillen, chair of the National Safe Boating Council and director of education with US Sailing. “Her appointment to NBSAC is a reflection of her hard work and dedication to the recreational boating safety community for over 20 years.”

The NBSAC was established on December 4, 2018, by § 601 of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-282, 132 Stat. 4192 and amended by § 8331 of the Elijah E. Cummings Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2020, Pub. L. No. 116-283.  That authority is codified in 46 U.S.C. § 15105. 

The twenty NBSAC members are evenly selected from disciplines within the following fields of expertise: State Boating Safety Programs, Recreational Vessel and Associated Equipment Manufacturers; and National Recreational Boating Organizations and the General Public. The new NBSAC members serve three-year terms on the Committee and provide advice and recommendations on matters relating to recreational boating safety to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Coast Guard Commandant and the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy.

With two decades of senior executive level management experience, Phillips is accomplished in strategic planning, staff development, inspiring commitment, managing change, and building coalitions and partnerships. She has successfully provided guidance for over a dozen federally grant-funded programs since she joined the NSBC in 2018. 

“It is an incredible honor to be selected to serve on the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee,” said Phillips. “I don’t have to draw a line between what I love and what I do. With my love and passion for recreational boating safety, I am inspired every day to lead a team that makes a difference.”

Phillips is an experienced executive and boating instructor. She is a certified American Canoe Association L2 Kayak Instructor, SUP Instructor, and NSBC Powerboat Instructor. Phillips has received awards for her outstanding boating instruction including the American Canoe Association President’s Award and American Canoe Association State Director of the Year. 

The National Safe Boating Council was founded in 1958, serving 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. Learn more at

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