The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced the elected members for the Board of Directors and Past Presidents council for the period 2014-2017.

For the current year, and based on a democratic voting system, ISS members have awarded eight board positions for the next three years term.

Representing global interests, both the ISS Executive Committee and Board of Directors are well represented. Three members of the Executive Committee are based full-time in Europe, two full-time in the U.S. and one with home and business interests in both regions. For the general Board, eight members are based in Europe and 16 in the United States.

The ISS Executive Committee was elected by the Board of Directors during its Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Board Meeting.

Executive Committee: 3-Year Term, concluding 31 December 2014

The following list includes members elected by the Board, one year at a time, with a maximum term of three years

Ken Hickling, Awlgrip Paint, President

Dieter Jaenicke, Viking Recruitment Limited, Vice President

Bransom Bean, Fine Focus, Treasurer

Rob Carron, Marsh, Secretary

Norma Trease, Salamanca Marine, Board Representative

Bob Saxon, International Yacht Collection, Past President


ISS Board of Directors (2014-2017: 3-year term)

Erin Ackor, Moore & Company

Danielle Butler, Hill Betts & Nash

Gary DeSanctis, Active Interest Media

Andrew Doole, Show Management

Michele Leung, Marsh

Roberta Sabatini, CRN

JP Shipman, Northrop & Johnson

Derik Wagner, MTN


2013-2016: 2 of 3-year term remaining

AJ Anderson, Wright Maritime Group

Jill Bobrow, Jill Bobrow Associates LLC

Rob Carron, Marsh Insurance

Paul Madden, Paul Madden Associates

Michele Flandin, Oceanco

Gary Groenewold, Westrec Marinas

Isabelle Huet, Blohm + Voss Shipyards GmbH

Dieter Jaenicke, Viking Recruitment Ltd.


2012-2015: 1 of 3-year term remaining

Bransom Bean, Fine Focus

Dorien Bilterijst, Moonen Shipyards

Diane Byrne,

Simon Harvey, N2

Sylke auf dem Graben, Lürssen

Michael Moore, Moore & Co.

Ward Setzer, Setzer Design Group/Impulse Yachts

John D. Venables, Naiad Dynamics


Past Presidents Council

Ray Carrell, MTU

Lance Cushion, Ad-Vantage, Ltd.

Richard Hein, VegaYachts

Mark Masciarotte, DSG Associates

Joe Purtell, Interlux Paints

Bob Saxon, International Yacht Collection

Doug Sharp, Douglas Sharp Yacht Design