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Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding names Betsy Davis as Executive Director


Three Sheets Northwest. By Scott Wilson on September 3, 2014 in Business, News.

GloryBe moored at Bell Harbor Marina. Photo courtesy of Betsy Davis

Port Hadlock’s Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has announced that former Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) Executive Director Betsy Davis has been named as its new Executive Director.

Davis is leaving her post at CWB after 11 years as the organization’s third executive director, but she’s not leaving entirely; she will continue her involvement as a founding member of the Center’s new Advisory Council, and will assist with the transition to her replacement when that person has been selected.

In the meantime, she’ll hit the ground running at the Boat School (as the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is known informally throughout the Pacific Northwest) this fall. More than a decade of experience with CWB as well as corporate management experience with Microsoft and with various non-profit and community-service efforts — not to mention owning her own 100-year-old wooden boat, the GloryBe (which you can see in this weekend’s Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival) — combines a variety of skills, contacts, and aptitudes that are ideally suited for one taking the helm of another institution of Northwest maritime prowess.

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