By Lucy Chabot Reed
Lisa Morley, vice president of sales and marketing for Maritime Professional Training in Fort Lauderdale, was honored with the Beacon Award from the U.S. Superyacht Association Friday morning. The award is designed to honor someone who shines a light on people and causes in need.
“I just get up and do stuff, and I always feel like I’m not doing enough,” Morley said after receiving the honor. “I hope it will inspire people to give back, to find what they are passionate about. It really does make you feel better.”
There are many ways others in the yachting industry can help, she said, such as helping build a house with Habitat for Humanity to food pantries and the annual Spin-A-Thon to raise money for the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, to any number of events that National Marine Suppliers’ hosts to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness, and logistics organization such as YachtAid Global.
Phil Purcell, CEO/president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, was honored with the USSA’s Golden Compass award for his leadership in guiding his organization, being inclusive with other organizations and driving initiatives that will help all yacht businesses, owners and crew who work in the area, including the refit tax cap and foreign trade zone.
Lucy Chabot Reed is publisher of Triton Today. Comments are welcome below.