Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Celebrates Record-Breaking Induction of 36 New Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and Certified Marina Operators (CMOs) at Annual Conference and Expo


Warren, RI, February 13, 2024 - The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) proudly announces its largest-ever class of Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and Certified Marina Operators (CMOs), with a remarkable total of thirty-six professionals successfully completing their certifications. This achievement was celebrated during the annual AMI Conference and Expo, solidifying AMI's commitment to advancing excellence in the marina industry.

The induction ceremony, held at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 31, 2024, saw the recognition of twenty-three new CMMs and 13 CMOs, highlighting the dedication and expertise of marina professionals across the industry. These certifications represent a significant investment in professional development and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of operation and management in the marina community.

Newly Certified Marina Operators (CMOs):
1. Katy Bevegni - City of Des Moines Marina, Des Moines, WA
2. Alvin Sonza - South Beach Harbor, San Francisco, CA
3. Maria Dzurilla - MarineMax Norwalk, Norwalk, CT
4. Lucas Cavalizzu - Island Boat Club, City Island, New York
5. Jeff Burt - Lighthouse Marina, Panama City Beach, FL
6. Laurie Ferguson - City of Dunedin, Dunedin, FL
7. Jamie Booth - Sailfish Marina Resort, Palm Beach Shores, FL
8. Marcus Tosbath - San Francisco Marina, San Francisco, CA
9. Peter Rauscher - Port Harbor Marine, South Portland, ME
10. Lucas Knuttel - Riviera Dunes Marina, Palmetto, FL
11. Matt Kier - Anclote Village Marina, Holiday, FL
12. Tracie Westervelt - Alberta Creek Resort & Marina, Kingston, OK
13. Charlotte Jacunski - Northshore Marina, Jonestown, TX

Newly Certified Marina Managers (CMMs):
1. Ryan Ketlehut - Port 32 Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
2. Kate Mosely - Saybrook Point Marina, Old Saybrook, CT
3. Jeff Stukel - Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale, FL
4. Steve Arnold - Marina Holdings, LLC, Yarmouth, ME
5. Juan Romero - Marina Santa Marta, Columbia, South America
6. Josephine Virgintino - Minneford Marina, Bronx, NY
7. Kyle Moore - Antelope Point Marina, Page, AZ
8. Troy Heidemann - Balboa Bay Club Marina, Newport Beach, CA
9. Jason Heywood - Safe Harbor Marinas, Massachusetts
10. Hunter Spitler - F3 Marinas, Milwaukee, WI
11. Lori White - MarineMax Venice, Venice, FL
12. Steve Goddard - Bay Port Yachting Centre, Midland, ON
13. Heather Mess - MarineMax, Sarasota, FL
14. Moe Elnewishy - Lefroy Harbour Marina, Lefroy, ON
15. Jaret Rogers - Safe Harbor Burnt Store, Punta Gorda, FL
16. Caitlin Jewett - Coastal Marina Management, Panama City, FL
17. Kat Ross - Suntex Marinas, Florida West
18. Brian Baker - Reynolds Lake Oconee, Greensboro, GA
19. Herb Riggle - Cottonwood Cove Marina, Searchlight, NV
20. Jeff Barry - Safe Harbor Aqualand, Flowery Branch, GA
21. Amy Hanson - Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation, Greenwich, CT
22. Tracey Nelson - RiversEdge Marina, North Charleston, SC
23. John Swise - Skipperbud’s of Madison, Madison, WI

"The Association of Marina Industries is thrilled to congratulate our largest class of Certified Marina Managers and Certified Marina Operators to date," said Rick Chapman, Chairman of AMI. "This record-breaking achievement not only reflects the dedication of these individuals to their personal and professional growth but also highlights the industry's commitment to maintaining the highest standards of marina management and operations."

The AMI Conference and Expo provided a platform for industry leaders, professionals, and stakeholders to network, share insights, and explore the latest advancements in marina technology and services.

For more information about the Association of Marina Industries and its certification programs, visit

About the Association of Marina Industries (AMI): The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is the leading trade association for the marina industry, dedicated to promoting and advancing the marina industry through education, professional development, and collaboration. AMI represents marina owners, operators, and suppliers across the United States and internationally.

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Merritt Alves
Membership & Training Coordinator
Association of Marina Industries (AMI)