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LJA Conference Introduction


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Presenter: Jason Leggatt, President, Life Jacket Association

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LJA Conference Introduction

  1. 1. Life Jacket Association Annual Conference St. Pete Beach, FL May 14-16, 2019 Slide 1
  2. 2. Welcome to Sirata Beach Resort Slide 2
  3. 3. Agenda 8:30 – 12:00pm Presentations 12:00 – 1:00pm Sponsored Networking Lunch 1:00 – 1:45pm Annual LJA Business Meeting 1:45 – 3:30pm Presentations 3:30 – 5:30pm Beach Networking Activity 6:00 – 8:00pm Sponsored Dinner Slide 3
  4. 4. Logistics WIFI: NASBLA Password: Meeting2019 Slide 4
  5. 5. Thank You Sponsors Slide 5 x2
  6. 6. Introductions • Life Jacket Association, Board of Directors – Mr. Jason Leggatt, Chair – Mr. Gordon Colby, Vice-Chair – Mr. Wayne Walters, Immediate Past-Chair – Mr. Steven Keller – Mr. Rob Rippy – Mr. Troy Faletra – Mr. John Lucius • Support Staff – Mr. John Fetterman, acting Executive Director – Mr. Tom Hayward, acting Director of Finance Slide 6
  7. 7. LJA – Our Purpose Bylaws I – Section 2 The purpose of the Association shall be to advance the interests of the recreational boating community and the life jacket industry through and development of technical standards, governmental relations and interaction, as well as communication with the boating public on wearing and usage of life jackets. Slide 7
  8. 8. LJA – Our Mission The Life Jacket Association is an industry association dedicated to increasing lifejacket wear in all appropriate activities: through education, product innovation, standards development, and enhancing communication between members and stakeholders. Slide 8
  9. 9. Year in Review • Members continued to drive the completion of UL 12402 & associated standards development • Manufacturer’s earnestly running “conversion” projects to update products to new labels & markings • Strengthened Government relations w/ USCG & TCMSS • Amended terms of reference for Life Jacket Label Surcharge Fund Slide 9
  10. 10. Looking Forward • Advocate for full adoption of new standards as regulatory bodies consult public • Attract new members • Embrace materials innovations • Embrace sustainability & environmental impact themes in our work • Staff LSF Sub-Committee, identify, fund, and start projects • Gain official 501(c)(3) Non-Profit status Slide 10
  11. 11. Questions Jason Leggatt President Life Jacket Association Slide 11