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2016 Annual Meeting Report

NACO's Annual meeting was recently held January 18-20, 2016 in San Diego, CA.  The meeting went well this year with some exciting decisions to help move NACO forward in the coming years, We would like to congratulate the reelected Board members Capt. Ron Maglio (IN), Capt. Paul Malo (MA), Capt. Ed O' Brien (MD), and Capt. Richard Yamada (AK)  and our newly elected Board member Capt. Butch Smith (WA). We also would like to thank the two Board members who decided not to seek reelection, Capt. Bob Rush Jr. (NJ) and Capt. Randall Schmidt (IN) for their many years of service for NACO.  Their work is greatly appreciated.

We congratulate the Board members reelected as officers, Capt. Bob Zales, II (President), Capt. Tom Becker (1st Vice President), Capt. Ed O’Brien (2nd Vice President), Capt. Ron Maglio (Treasurer), and Capt. Charlie Phillips (Secretary).  We appreciate their continued hard work and dedication to NACO and the For-Hire Industry.

NACO extends its appreciation to Susan Mason-Yadav and her staff for their hard work on all the day to day issues that come before NACO.  Her efforts and willingness to serve the Board continues to help enhance our Association.

NACO is constantly looking for new ways to serve our members and are in the process of implementing several new changes which you will see over the coming months. If you have not already liked our NACO Facebook page, Followed us on Twitter & Joined us on LinkedIn please do so; those as well as our NACO website will help to keep you informed.

As NACO is a membership driven association your concerns are very important to us.  We encourage your participation with your local associations and are here to help you with regulatory issues and other issues that affect your business.  The web site will be updated this week  with the Board member contact info.  When you have an issue we urge you to contact the NACO office toll free 866-981-5136 so they can address the issue or bring it to the attention of the Board.  If you have suggestions on how we may better serve you please provide those.  NACO is here to help you and to work to ease regulatory burdens that adversely affect your business.  

We look forward to the coming year and working with the Board and the Membership to keep NACO as the premier voice for the Charter Boat Industry.

Capt. Bob Zales, II
NACO President