Boating Ontario Association's Board of Directors has selected Janet Bauer as its new President and CEO. Long-time association Executive Director, Al Donaldson, will stay on until the end of 2015 to ensure a successful transition.
"I feel very fortunate to represent the businesses that interact with the boating community on a daily basis,' says Bauer. "These marinas and boat dealers shape the boater's experience and are an influential part of the boating industry's success here in Ontario. I'm looking forward to working with the boating industry and to represent our members with a united voice.'
Bauer comes to Boating Ontario with an extensive background in association management in the grocery and sports sectors. Her leadership was reportedly instrumental in the start-up and growth of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada – a national trade association for Canada's cycling industry.
An avid outdoor enthusiast, Bauer along with her husband and teenage children spend their summers on the waters of Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay.