The mission of the Boat Parade Committee: First and foremost, the top priority for the Parade is the overall safety of everyone involved.  After that, our mission as a committee is to assist with the general functions of the Parade, with a focus on the participant experience and the spectator experience.

Committee Chairs

Mark Swenson
Boat Parade Chair

UBS Financial Services
The Garvin Financial Team

Senior VP - Wealth Mgmt

Britt Lanier
Boat Parade Chair - Elect

Two Men and a Truck
Owner and Parade Participant

Board of Directors

Carol Sjursen
Communication Chair

RE/MAX Park Creek Realty

Jeff Sturgis
Dockwalker Chair
Terry Delmonaco
Control Boat Chair

Miller Electric Company
Project Manager

Amy Knowles
Judge Chair
Capt. Lee Rosbach
Captain's Meeting Chair

Below Deck – Bravo TV
Captain

Board of Directors

Boat Parade Committee

George Bassett
Tug Boats

Tow Boat US

CV Omar Beceiro
Command Center / Operations
United States Coast Guard
Bennett Brooks
Dockwalker
Pam Brooks
Dockwalker
Terri Chadderton
Volunteer
Patience Cohn
Boater Outreach

Marine Association of South Florida

Kevin Collins
Tug Boats
Tow Boat US
Andrew Cuba
Operations
City of Fort Lauderdale
Nancy Daly
Boater Outreach

Past Chairwoman

Community Liason

Executive Board of Directors

Courtney Day
Tug Boats
Cape Ann Towing
Sandra and Jay Debarmo
Dockwalker
Phil Demers
Parade Captain
Carrie B
Jonathan Ellis
Command Center / Operation
ISS/C&S Tending Services
Barry Flanigan
Boater Outreach

Bradford Marine
Yacht Sale Broker

Board of Directors

Libby Garvin
General / Host of Meetings
The Downtowner
Bruce Goode
Command Center / Operation
Rail America
Alice Harry
Grand Marshal Showboat Volunteer

The Tower Club
Membership Director

Advisory Board of Directors

Barney Hauf
Tug Boats
Tow Boat US
Tim Heiser
Command Center / Operations
Fort Lauderdale Fire
Doug Jones
Volunteer

Sixth Star Entertainment & Marketing, Inc.
President

Executive Board of Directors

Jonathan Keith
Piling Chair

Compass Realty

Advisory Board of Directors

Michael Keleher
Dockwalker
Bobbye Kenyon
Boater Outreach

Waterway Guide

April Kirk
Volunteer
Stranahan House
Michael Knecht
Tug Boats
Robert Kornahrens
Parade Captain

Past Chairman

Advanced Roofing / Advanced Green Technologies
President

Executive Board of Directors

Ashton Lauritzen
Volunteer
Aqua Flight
Jeff Lucas
Command Center / Operations
Fort Lauderdale Fire
Kimberley Maroe
Volunteer

Broward County Board of County Commissioners
Public Information Manager

Advisory Board of Directors

Sgt. Hector Martinez
Law Enforcement / Operations
City of Fort Lauderdale
Kitty McGowan
MC for VIP Area

NautiCom Communications, Inc.
President

Advisory Board of Directors

David Meadors
Volunteer

Broward Impact Window & Door Inc.
Owner

Advisory Board of Directors

Sgt. Todd Mills
Law Enforcement / Operations
City of Fort Lauderdale
Ted Morley
Volunteer

Maritime Professional Training
President

Board of Directors

John Nigro
Boater Outreach
Ken Ortner
Volunteer

 

Kenneth A Ortner, P.A.

Owner

Executive Board of Directors

Kandi Osman
Volunteer
Bob Parkinson
Parade Captains
Volunteer
Sgt. Matthew Perricone
Safety / Law Enforcement / Operations
Broward Sheriff Office
Dave Plotnik
Control Boat
Lisa Plotnik
Control Boat
Laura Porter
Intracoastal Bridges

Florida Draw Bridges

Diana Reed
Producer of Winterfest Special

WSVN Channel 7

Producer

Susan Renneisen
Grand Marshal / Showboat

Chairwoman

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Vice President of Community Affairs and Special Events

Executive Board of Directors

Samuel Rodriguez-Gonzalez
Command Center / Operations
Doris Roth
Dockwalker
Julie Sack
VIP Area Volunteer
Team Nauticom
Raymond Scott
Dockwalker
Ryan Sewell
Tug Boats
Downrite Marine Towing
Jeff Stahl
Command Center / Operations
Jim Steel
Tug Boats
Steel Towing
Randy Steel
Volunteer
John Swenson
Dockwalker
Lauren Talchik
Volunteer

Charter One Yachts
President

Advisory Board of Directors

Brent Thompson
Tug Boats
Tow Boat US
Whitney Turner
Parade Captains
Luis Villanueva
Docks

City of Fort Lauderdale

Bill Walker
Parade Captain

Water Taxi
Owner

Board of Directors

Lt. Derek Wallin
Command Center / Operations

United States Coast Guard
Lieutenant/Commanding Officer

Advisory Board of Directors

Capt. Larry Watkins
Volunteers

United States Navy
Commanding Officer European Command J3

Advisory Board of Directors

Scott Welty
Control Boat

Polar Air Cargo
Chief Pilot  Flight Operations