PAST BOARD OF DIRECTORS

VIPCA members please bring anything you wish to see addressed by VIPCA to our board of directors' attention by emailing board@VIPCA.org

 

You could join the 2023 Board of Directors...

 

BOARD NOMINATIONS TO OPEN FROM OCTOBER, YOU CAN SPEAK TO A CURRENT DIRECTOR OR EMAIL BOARD@VIPCA.ORG TO EXPRESS AN INTEREST OR TO FIND OUT MORE

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to the BOD election slate, please be aware of the VIPCA By-laws.

  • Nominees must have be a current and active VIPCA Member.
  • We are looking for the following BOD representatives: one charter broker, one owner/operator, one marine service provider, one clearing house manager, one management company representative and one day charter representative. We also look for two crew members from two separate crewed yachts.
  • Participation in 45 minute monthly teleconference meetings year round. If you miss two consecutive meetings your BOD role shall be given to another.
ABOUT SERVING ON THE BOARD

Remember, running for the Board is a public service to your profession and your fellow marine industry professionals. It requires dedication, sacrifice, and commitment. If you get elected, someone else will be turned away. Make sure that you are willing and able to serve and attend meetings even by teleconference.

THE WORK

Serving on the board is a duty and a responsibility to the membership and the people who brought the organization this far. VIPCA, like any organization, needs new ideas. Still, new initiatives or programs need lots of energy and time that might be better invested in VIPCA core programs. There are many things that VIPCA could do, but sustaining the programs that have already proven they add value for the marine community comes first.

Board Directors currently spend between 1-3 hours/month on VIPCA. Involvement varies depending on which committees you serve on and is expected to be variable throughout the year. We ask candidates to think about their commitment in time and energy.

Each nominated person must please email board@VIPCA.org a statement which than shall be provided to the membership for the voting.

2022 VIPCA Board of Directors

 

  • President: Erika Boruff, SY Viramar – Term Charter Crew
  • Vice-President: Peter Pieschel, Paradise Yacht Management' – Marine Service Provider
  • Secretary: Collin Steyn, &Beyond Charters – Management Company
  • Treasurer: Jen Augspurger, SY Starfish – Term Owner Operator
  • Kevin Jonas, Mainsail Yacht Charters – Charter Broker
  • Kristie Weiss, Stormy Pirate Boat Charters – Day Charter Owner
  • Jim Jackson, Jamann Sailing Adventures- Day Charter Captain
  • Casey Grimes, Yacht Collective - Clearing House
  • Kara Hubert, SY Easir– Day - Term Charter Crew
  • Jay Pennington, CYOA - Bareboat Charter
  • Chris Cilliers, Offshore Marine- Marine Service Provider

Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain 200t / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor / MCA Ocean YM / PADI Instructor)

2021 VIPCA Board of Directors

  • President: Clearing House (Charter Caribe), Dare Blankenhorn
  • Vice President: Crew (S/V Viramar), Erika Boruff
  • Secretary: Marine Service Provider (Multitech VI), Peter Pieschel
  • Treasurer: Owner-operator Crew (S/V Starfish), Sam Augspurger
  • Owner (Island Hoppin), Wally Wallace
  • Day Charter Business (Stormy Pirates), Kristie Weiss
  • Day Charter Business (Jamann Sailing Adventures), Jim Jackson
  • Charter Broker (Mainsail Charters), Kevin Jonas
  • Management Company (Paradise Yacht Mgt), Hank Hampton
  • Crew (S/V Sea Esta), Kristi Marquart

Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain 200t / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor / MCA Ocean YM / PADI Instructor)

2020 VIPCA Board of Directors

  • President: Clearing House (Charter Caribe), Dare Blankenhorn
  • Vice President: Crew (S/V Viramar), Erika Boruff
  • Secretary: Management Company (Paradise Yacht Mgt), Hank Hampton
  • Treasurer: Crew (S/V Sea Esta), Kristi Marquart
  • Day Charter Business (Over the Line Charters), Garth Hudson
  • Charter Broker (Carefree Yacht Charters), Lynne Campbell
  • Marine Service Provider (Multitech VI), Peter Pieschel
  • Owner-operator Crew (S/V Starfish), Jen Augspurger

Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain 200t / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor / MCA Ocean YM / PADI Instructor)

 

2019 VIPCA Board of Directors

  • President: Owner-operator Crew (S/V Starfish), Jen Augspurger
  • Management Company (Paradise Yacht Mgt), Steve Schlosser
  • Clearing House (Charter Caribe), Dare Blankenhorn
  • Term Crew (S/V Island Hoppin), Jamie and Susannah Deehan
  • Term Crew (S/V Xenia 50), Jade Lech
  • Day Charter Business (Over the Line Charters), Garth Hudson
  • Charter Broker (Carefree Yacht Charters), Lynne Campbell
  • Marine Service Provider.... pending

Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain 200t / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor / MCA Ocean YM / PADI Instructor)

 

2018 VIPCA Board of Directors

  • President: Term Crew (S/V Pisces), Travis Krueger
  • Secretary: Management Company (Paradise Yacht Mgt), Steve Schlosser
  • Treasurer: Clearing House (Charter Caribe), Dare Blankenhorn
  • Term Crew (S/V Dreamsong), Erin Furnas
  • Term Crew (S/V Xenia 50), Jade Lech
  • Day Crew (S/V Sweet Pea), Pat Kosick
  • Owner-operator Crew (S/V Starfish), Jen Augspurger
  • Charter Broker (CYBA), Jessica Jones
  • Marine Service Provider (Puerto Del Rey), Jorge Gonzalez

Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain / Yachtmaster instructor)

2017 VIPCA Board of Directors

  • President: Donna Romasco
  • Secretary: Jen Augspurger
  • Treasurer: Dare Blankenhorn
  • Directors: Ellen Stewart, Wiley Sharpe, Steve Schlosser, Brie Beatty, Carrie Fisher
  • Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain / Yachtmaster instructor)