Changes In Leadership – Leaving the Downtown Sailing Center

December 9, 2011

For Immediate Release
December 9, 2011
Contact: Kristen Berry

The Downtown Sailing Center Board of Directors met on December 7, 2011.  It was announced that Mr. Kristen Berry has resigned as Executive Director, effective no later than April 30, 2012.

“As I step down as the executive director to pursue my personal career goals I look forward to remaining involved in the accessible, outreach and education programs of the Downtown Sailing Center.” Until April 2012, Berry will continue to serve as the executive director, overseeing the daily operations of the Downtown Sailing Center and helping guide the facility and staff through the transition to new leadership. Berry became executive director in April of 2010.

In accepting his resignation, Downtown Sailing Center President Steve Smith said, “Kristen has set the Downtown Sailing Center on the right course for the future. Under his leadership and with his direction, we have made significant improvements to the facility, increased the quality of outreach and accessible sailing programs, and aggressively addressed longstanding administrative challenges.”

“We sincerely thank KB for his unquestioned dedication to the Downtown Sailing Center, which is once again demonstrated in his willingness to assist in the search for a new executive director and to afterward remain involved in our education and outreach programs,” Smith said.

The Downtown Sailing Center provides quality education and life enriching programs that promote self-esteem and teamwork through the joy of sailing. The Downtown Sailing Center is committed to promoting an environment of inclusiveness and accessibility, especially to youth, persons with disabilities, and those with limited opportunity.



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