Jan 23, 2023

New Team Members to Support Education, Membership, Marketing, and Finance Initiatives. The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has placed four newcomers, including renowned marine industry journalist Tim Murphy, in key positions at the organization. These new team members will further support strategic initiatives within the Education, Membership, Marketing, and Finance Departments.

"We are fortunate to both attract and retain talented individuals as part of our staff at ABYC," ABYC President John Adey said in a statement. “I take pride in the fact that most of our staff has been here for many years and this is an exciting time of growth and development with new people who have already hit the ground running.”

Tim MurphyEducation Project Manager Tim Murphy
Tim Murphy, an award-winning marine journalist and author for more than 30 years, has been involved with ABYC since 1998. He supported the rollout of ABYC’s Marine Electrical Certification; designed and edited ABYC certification study guides as a contractor; and co-authored (with Ed Sherman) Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology, a marine-trades textbook for secondary and post-secondary education. Now a full-time staff member, Murphy has taken on the role of education project manager to oversee the creation of ABYC curriculum and certification materials, and other key responsibilities to grow ABYC’s technical education and content creation capabilities.

 

 

 

 

 


Sarah KramerMember Services Manager Sarah Kramer
Sarah Kramer comes to ABYC after eight years as the membership and database manager for the Restaurant Association of Maryland. As member services manager she will support the organizational goal of growing and maintaining membership at all levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Adrienne HurstMarketing Coordinator Adrienne Hurst
Adrienne Hurst earned a marketing degree from University of Mary Washington, and worked with a range of organizations including a marina in eastern Maryland where she became familiar with the importance of hiring ABYC certified technicians. She will support ABYC’s outreach efforts and content development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Doreen BarrettBookkeeper Doreen Barrett
Doreen Barret has over 20 years’ finance experience, most recently 15 years at Integrated Medical Professionals and their non-profit Integrated Medical Foundation. She will be assisting financial transactions for the ABYC and the ABYC Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Visit www.abycinc.org/theteam for ABYC’s staff contact information.

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