The group hopes to ensure the long term health and economic vitality of the Atlantic seaboard. File photo
The Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast recently elected its board of directors and officers.
“BAPAC is now proactively educating policymakers at the local, state and national levels about the serious threat testing and drilling for offshore oil poses to our vibrant Atlantic Coast tourism, recreation and commercial fishing economies,” BAPAC President and CEO Frank Knapp Jr. said. “We are reaching out to individual businesses and business organizations to join us in our mission to ensure the long term health and economic vitality of the Atlantic seaboard through responsible stewardship of the coastal and ocean waters."
The new board members are: Vicki Clark, chair, Cape May County Chamber of Commerce; Tom Kies, vice chair, Carteret County Chamber of Commerce; Karen Brown, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce; Kerry Marhefka, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance; and Laura Habr of the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association.
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