PVA elects 2013 president, officers and board members

During the Passenger Vessel Association Annual Convention at MariTrends 2013, held Feb. 16-19, in Jacksonville, Fla., PVA members elected its slate of officers and board members for 2013, choosing Carolyn Horgan, of San Francisco-based Blue & Gold Fleet as the organization’s president for 2013.

Horgan is president of Blue and Gold Fleet, which operates 19 vessels in ferry and excursion routes in the Bay Area.  The company is also under contract to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority to operate vessels in the Alameda, Oakland, Vallejo and South San Francisco ferry services. Horgan has worked in the maritime industry since 1973.

Serving as vice president is Capt. Terri Bernstein, vice president of operations of BB Riverboats in Newport, Ky.  This third-generation, family-owned business is the oldest riverboat company in the Greater Cincinnati Ohio Region.  Founded in 1979, BB Riverboats owns three vessels that offer sightseeing cruises, dinner cruises and specialty cruises, as well as an off-premise catering company.  Bernstein holds a 100-ton Masters license.

Holding the post of secretary-treasurer is Dave Anderson, general manager/director of operations of Fire Island Ferries, Bay Shore, N.Y.  The company provides passenger service, freight service, and water taxi service to Fire Island communities since 1948.  The company operates 24 subchapter T and K vessels ranging from six to 400 passengers.  Anderson holds a 100-ton Masters license.

Also elected to the PVA board of directors were David Moseley, Washington State Ferries, Seattle; Chip Collopy, Shoreline Marine Co., Chicago; Bob Lawler, Entertainment Cruises, Boston; and Bob Scribner, Charleston Harbor Tours, Charleston, S.C.


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