Susan Swanton

Vice Chair

Recently retired from a 20 year tenure as Executive Director of the Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA) Susan remains dedicated to the industry that she has been a part of for nearly 40 years. She has operated small boatyards on Maine’s southern coast, managed a major retail operation and worked in sales for a marine wholesaler. Her work at MMTA included creating the first Clean Marinas Program in the country to be housed in a trade association, creation of the Maine Marine Trades Apprenticeship Program and co-chairing a $14.4 million US Dept. of Labor grant. Her work has been recognized by US EPA Region 1 (Environmental Merit Award), and the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (Commitment to Training Award and the Dennis Snow President’s Award).