National Safe Boating Council Names New Executive Director Peg Phillips

MANASSAS, Va. (January 9, 2018) – Following a search process that began in October 2017, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) has named Peg Phillips as the organization’s new executive director.

“We’re excited to welcome Peg to the NSBC!” said NSBC Board Chair Chris Stec. “She brings a wealth of translatable experience and fresh perspective from her tenure with the College of Life Foundation and US Foods, as well as her volunteer work with ACA Florida. Her career commitment to service and outdoor recreation will serve NSBC and the boating community as a whole well and we look forward to working with her.”

Phillips is a seasoned management professional offering a proven track record in both nonprofit and corporate settings, consistently exceeding defined goals through disciplined, organized execution of planned objectives. For the last eight years, Phillips served as vice president of the College of Life Foundation, which offers historical kayaking and hiking adventures for the whole family. Under her leadership, the College of Life Foundation received the American Canoe Association President's Award 2016 for stewardship along the Estero River.

"It's an honor and thrill to join such a wonderful organization and welcoming boating community, and I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the National Safe Boating Council,” shared Phillips.

Phillips understands the value of giving back to her community, having served as president elect of the Rotary Club of Estero and vice president of Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site.

An outdoor enthusiast, Phillips enjoys hiking, fishing and boating. She received her bachelor’s in business administration from Georgia Southern University, and recently relocated from Estero, Florida to the Washington, D.C. area.

Established in 1958, the National Safe Boating Council is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. For more information about NSBC programs and professional development opportunities, visit   


Media Contact:

Yvonne Pentz, Communications Director, National Safe Boating Council, [email protected], 440-670-1294

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