Community Sailing Center announces Mark Naud as new executive director

first_imgAbout The Community Sailing CenterThe Community Sailing Center is a community based 501(c) (3) organization with a mission to inspire the celebration and stewardship of Lake Champlain for all people through access, education and recreation. For more information, please visit www.communitysailingcenter.org(link is external) Certified as US Sailing Sanctioned Community Sailing Center, one of ten centers in the nation awarded for the highest level of safety, education and sailing curriculum. Source: Sailing Center. 6.24.2013 The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Mark Naud as executive director, effective immediately.The Board had appointed Naud as Interim Executive Director during the search and transition, and he assumed leadership of the organization on 1/1/13. Naud has been involved with the CSC for over 15 years, and most recently concluded a three-year term as President of the Board of Directors in 2011. Naud brings decades of environmental advocacy, non-profit leadership, water and land use legal expertise, and a lifetime of freshwater boating and sailing experience.The Community Sailing Center has achieved significant growth and success over the last several years, and has become a vital community resource on Burlington’s waterfront. The CSC will celebrate its 20th anniversary of operations in 2014. The organization provided on-water educational and recreational opportunities for over 5,700 people in 2012, and launched its 2013 season on May 25th that will provide access to Lake Champlain for over 6,000 people this year. Naud commented, ‘I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with our talented staff and remarkable Board as we plan for a world class facility on Burlington’s world class waterfront.Lake Access. Life Lessons. For All.The Sailing Center provides lake access as custodians of Public Trust lands for the community – giving them a connection to the biggest thing they’ll ever own. We share life lessons by connecting the community to the lake, giving them skills, competence and confidence in human powered craft and a perspective looking back on the Vermont landscape that hopefully changes their perceptions and behaviors about stewarding this amazing place we call home. We provide access, education and recreational opportunities for all members of our community, regardless of financial or physical abilities.’Robert Bloch, President of the Board of Directors, commented, ‘The Sailing Center looks forward to continuing to foster opportunities that promote education, access, and recreation on Lake Champlain. The Board is delighted that Mark Naud, with his decades of experience, will lead us through the next exciting period of our organizational development as we work with the City of Burlington and the community to secure a permanent home on the waterfront.’last_img read more

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SilverLine and Root-2 partner on video activation for endurance events

first_imgSilverLine Global, the dedicated sponsored media activation platform for endurance events, and Root-2, the software and mobile app platform, have announced a partnership to provide ‘a scalable and powerful video activation solution for endurance events.’Root-2 will integrate SilverLine’s video platform into its mobile app technologies. The companies note that this will provide event managers with ‘progressive features that drive a deeper mobile audience engagement for events and advertisers in addition to increasing event revenue through sponsorship activations.’“We’re excited to work with Root-2 to deliver a powerful sponsor activation tool for their partners and events,” said Holden Comeau, co-founder, SilverLine. “Our goal with this partnership is to help event managers use video more strategically to create meaningful engagement with their audience and monetize with native sponsored content.”He continued, “Unlike other video solutions, such as YouTube, that restrict native sponsorships, our platform is built for monetization. Together with Root-2 we want to help event managers take full advantage of video to maximize their media value and increase their revenue.”“We are very excited about integrating SilverLine video into our mobile app platform,” said Dave Evans, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Root-2. “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to creating strategic partnerships with industry leaders who have the same vision and dedication to being the best.”He added, “Race directors are looking for technology that can not only satisfy their sponsors but take sponsorship to the next level. SilverLine’s video product is not only industry leading but when integrated into our mobile app and several of our current top features, we are confident we will have collectively created something race directors, sponsors, participants and spectators have not seen.”In addition to the mobile app integration, events will benefit from SilverLine’s smart content delivery system, which is a content recommendation algorithm that delivers relevant content to the viewer based on their historic preferences.Smart content videos can sync between an event’s mobile app and website allowing partners to generate revenue in multiple locations.SilverLine Global is ‘the leading digital media activation platform for the endurance sports industry.’ Founded in 2012, SilverLine provides digital sponsored media solutions such as video, community-based activations and digital media hubs empowering endurance sports events and brands to leverage and monetize digital technology.Based in Reno, Nevada, Root-2 is a software company specializing in providing innovative solutions to athletic events. Root-2 has several products ranging from event/tournament management software (event management and real-time scrolling leaderboards) to providing a mobile app, which allows competitions and events to engage participants and spectators in new and progressive ways.www.silverlineglobalinc.comwww.Root-2.com Relatedlast_img read more

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