Sail250NYC, Inc. is organized as a non-profit entity under the laws of the State of New York. A board of trustees consisting of diversified professionals provides management.
U.S. Coast Guard veteran, served as executive director of Operation sail from 2004-2019, and director of operations for the U.S. Navy for the Port of New York. Full bio.
U.S. Navy (CAPT-Ret.), long-time public relations executive, author and educator, worked in OpSail in 1986, 2000 and 2012, and serves on several non-profit boards.
Experienced management consultant to the financial services industry and attorney, as well as a seasoned long-distance ocean sailor and racer.
Norfolk-based executive, founded and served as CEO of Norfolk FestEvents, the largest continuing waterfront festival on the east coast, and played a lead role in planning and executing OpSail 2000 and 2012..
Financial services executive with wide-ranging investment management oversight and institutional sales and client services experience
Partner of the New York law firm of Wrobel Markham LLP, whose diverse legal practice focuses on bridging the corporate and litigation worlds..
Former executive of the City of New York, served under three New York mayors, most recently as Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management, and operates her own consultancy.
Former president of the New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots Association, a principal operator of tugboats in New York Harbor.
President and CEO of South Street Seaport, New York's premier attraction for mariners and the age of sail. He is a lifelong sailor, marine educator, expert in historic ships, and all-around lover of maritime history and culture.
Past President and executive director of the National Maritime Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization of 8,000 members dedicated to preserving America's historic ships and promoting the story of how America's maritime heritage has shaped the country's culture and influences its future.