AMI recognizes newly certified marina managers and operators

Feb 23, 2022 by To the Triton

CMMs and CMOs honored at the AMI Conference & Expo

Fort Lauderdale, FL—The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Training Institute held its awards ceremony for  new Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and Certified Marina Operators (CMOs)on February 2, at the  annual AMI Conference & Expo held in Daytona Beach, Florida. 

This year the institute welcomed sixteen new CMMs and three new CMOs to this elite group of marina  management professionals. There are currently 480 CMMs and 59 CMOs worldwide. 

New CMMs and CMOs have completed the Intermediate Marina Management Course (IMM) and Advanced  Marina Management Course (AMM). Upon completion of both courses, each marina manager/operator must  submit an extensive CMM or CMO application for review and approval by the CMM/CMO review committee. This  level of professional training and commitment sets each individual and their facility apart from others within the  industry.  

AMI’s Training Institute offers both virtual and face-to-face IMM courses throughout the year and face-to-face AMM courses twice a year and will add courses based upon need. Most recently, AMI added a West Coast AMM  course to be held May 8-13, 2022, in San Francisco, and a June 12-16, 2022, IMM course to be held in Fort  Lauderdale, Florida, to its already existing calendar of sold-out courses. “Marina professionals are hungry for  training. We are training a record number of students between all our course offerings—which, in turn, should lead to a record number of new CMM and CMOs,” said Training Coordinator Merritt Alves. For more information  about AMI’s training courses and certifications visit and click on the training tab.  

This year’s CMM recipients 

• Jim Nester, Safe Harbor Old Port Cove, Riviera  Beach, FL 

• Jay Korn, Chicago, IL 

• Cam Melington, Yacht Haven Grande at Island  Gardens, Miami, FL 

• Rodrigo Paulino, City of Rye Boat Basin, Rye, NY

• Logan Moore, Harbour Towne Marina, Dania Beach,  FL 

• Amie Nappi, MarineMax, Dania, FL  

• Beau Anderson, Bohicket Marina, Johns Island, SC

• Jeremy Holcomb, Legendary Marina, Destin, FL

• Dan Ongley, Bluff Creek Marina, Strawn, TX

• Felecia Ongley, VIP Marinas, Volente, TX

• Steve Sider, Black Point Marina, Homestead, FL

• Sean Adair, Pier 51, Mannford, OK 

• Donnie Quinn, Baltimore Yacht Club, Baltimore, MD

• Matt Domke, Haulover Marine Center, Miami  Beach, FL 

• Greg Macuga, Algonac Harbour Club, Algonac, MI

• Matt Bauer, Harbor Centre Marina, Sheboygan, WI 

This year’s CMO recipients 

• Kathryn Ross, Marina Jack & Bayfront Yacht Works,  Sarasota, FL 

• Matt Creswell, CBJ Docks & Harbors, Juneau, AK

• Tom Anderson, San Francisco Marina, San Francisco,  CA