The Atlantic Marine Trades Association (AMTA) have confirmed that Patricia Nelder returns to the organization as its Executive Director effective September 13.
Nelder, who had served as the association's Executive Director since 1999, left last June to pursue other interests abroad. “My husband was working in Africa and I wanted to join him,” says Nelder. “We returned this summer, and while returning to AMTA wasn't really what I had intended to do, the opportunity arose and here we are. After a year away I'm fully refreshed and ready to go again.”
Nelder returns at a busy time for the association, with an upcoming annual year-end meeting and conference coming up in November, fiscal year-end in late September, and planning meetings for the Halifax boat show imminent. “I'll have to hit the ground running, but I do look forward to it” she says.
“Pat is very well known and highly respected in our industry, so we are obviously very pleased to see her return to the Association,” said AMTA Secretary-Treasurer, Jim Snair.
Hannah Munday, who served as the organization's Executive Director on a one-year contract beginning in summer 2009, remains in the marine industry in a consulting role. “I've enjoyed my experience at AMTA,” she says. “Moving forward, I look forward to working with Pat and with the rest of the marine industry to further the interests of recreational boating in Atlantic Canada.”