The incoming President and CEO of the Boating Ontario Association is set to start in her new position this month.

After an extensive search, Janet Bauer was elected to head the association by unanimous vote and with full support of the board of directors in September.

She has an extensive background in association management in the grocery and sports sectors. Her leadership was instrumental in the start-up and growth of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada – the national trade association for Canada’s cycling industry.

An avid outdoor enthusiast, Janet along with her husband and teenage children spend their summers on the waters of Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay.

“I feel very fortunate to represent the businesses that interact with the boating community on a daily basis. These marinas and boat dealers shape the boater’s experience and are an influential part of the boating industry’s success here in Ontario. I’m looking forward to working with the boating industry and to represent our members with a united voice.” – Janet Bauer incoming Boating Ontario President and CEO

Long-time Executive Director Al Donaldson will stay on until the end of 2015 to ensure a successful transition.