John Adey

President, ABYC


In 2012, John Adey became the President of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), having served in several staff positions since 2002. John has his MBA with a specialty in nonprofit organization management and is an ABYC Certified Master Technician.  Previous to ABYC, John and his wife owned and operated a NJ marine supply and fishing tackle business and he was involved in marina management and brokerage services. John is a member of the USCG Boating Safety Advisory Council, a Red Cross certified lifeguard instructor trainer, certified High School swim coach, US Masters swimmer and an avid Chesapeake Bay boater.  In his spare time, he enjoys tearing up the yard with his Kubota, inventing new swear words while working on he and his daughters 23 year old jeep, Taylor ham egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches, dunkin’ donuts coffee and anything cooked on a weber charcoal grill.

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