C-PORT, Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing, the national association for the Marine Assistance Industry, announced the hiring of Tina Cardone as Executive Director. Formerly the Director of Government Affairs at C-PORT, Cardone will consolidate that position into her newly assigned role. “The Association was designed to have one position fulfilling both responsibilities,” commented Terry Hill, C-PORT Chairman. “The Board of Directors believes that Tina’s qualifications and long history with the Marine Assistance Industry make her the perfect person for the job.”
During this transitory time, Cardone is focused on the Annual C-Port Conference to be held January 25-January 27, 2010 in Arlington, Va. “This Conference is titled ‘Capitol View of the Marine Assistance Industry,’” said Cardone. “Holding the Conference in the Washington DC area allows us the opportunity host many government officials.” Topics to be discussed at the C-PORT Conference encompass US Coast Guard regulations and SAR (Search and Rescue) policy; NSARC (National Search and Rescue Committee) and how C-PORT membership and the Coast Guard can benefit; EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations; NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) relationship; boating safety initiatives; training and more.