AMI’s Government Relations focuses on both federal legislation important to AMI members and state legislation and regulation important to our affiliate partner trade associations: advocating for specific marina-related issues, researching and developing programs and publications of relevance to the marina industry, communicating current issues to membership, and representing the industry on key task forces and industry organizations. Our advocacy efforts are guided by AMI's Legislative Committee, who identify policy issues and develop AMI's advocacy agenda. AMI is partnered with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) - the marine industry's most important representative in Washington DC. In Fall 2016, AMI contracted with to provide AMI with marina specific legislative information and to help with marina specific advocacy. 

Eric Kretsch
Legislative and Outreach Coordinator
(202) 350-9623
[email protected]

Legislative Committee
Rick Chapman, Sunnyside Marina, Midwest Marina Association
Denise Kiely, Carter Lake Marina
Jeff Rose, Safe Harbor Marinas
Ray Fernandez, Bridge Marina
Mick Webber, HydroHoist Marine Group
Kevin Thompson, Bellingham Marine
Chris Petty, Suntex Marinas
Chris Dolan, Marina Electrical Equipment
John Chiazza, USI Insurance Services
Alex Laidlaw, Westrec Marinas
John Swick, Safe Harbor Marinas
Ryan Miller, Cottonwood Creek Marina, Marina Association of Texas
Kevin Lussier, Charlestown Marina
Andrew Holzem, South Bay Marina

AMI's Legislative Committee guides the overall advocacy and data collection efforts of AMI, by directing AMI staff. This committee is made up of AMI Board and General Members.