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Three appointed to fill positions on NMTA Board of Trustees

Three appointed to fill positions on NMTA Board of Trustees

SEATTLEJune 20, 2017The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) has announced the appointment of three open positions on its Board of Trustees.

New to the board are Sterling Hines-Elzinga of Sterling Marine Services, Gregg Reynolds of Global Marine Insurance, and Wendell Stroud of Marine Floats.

Hines-Elzinga founded Sterling Marine Services in 2009, a commercial diving company in Seattle offering a suite of diving services as well as marine construction and salvage. Hines-Elzinga intends to focus on workforce development and growing boating.

Reynolds is a lifelong sailor who has worked in the insurance industry for 32 years and as a commercial marine specialist the last eight years. Reynolds serves as the chairman of the Government Affairs Committee at NMTA and also serves on the Tacoma Waterfront Association Board of Directors. He looks forward to promoting the growth of recreational boating and NMTA member businesses.

“I enjoy working with NMTA members to affect legislation that impacts our industry,” he said.

Stroud, an NMTA member for over 25 years, is the co-owner and president of Marine Floats. He is a primary consultant on many of the firms’ commercial projects and has worked in marine architecture and engineering for decades.

“One of my objectives if elected is to broaden our geographic outreach in the Puget Sound area, as well as the Northwest’s lake and river regions,” he said.

The new Board members will begin their three-year terms on July 1, 2017.


About the NMTA:
With over 730 members, the NMTA is the country’s largest regional marine trade association. Members include boat dealers, boat brokers, marinas, boatyards, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers of boating accessories and services. The association produces the Seattle Boat Show, the West Coast’s largest boat show and the Northwest Paddling Festival, the region’s largest and most popular paddle sports consumer event. While the NMTA is best known for the Seattle Boat Show, it is also an indispensable voice for its members in Olympia— advocating on their behalf for boating, recreational fishing, tourism and workforce issues. It also has created three non-profits: Clean Boating Foundation, Fish Northwest and the NMTA Health Trust.

Karsten McIntosh
NMTA Director of Communications
(206) 634-0911


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