Patti Trusel joins IYBA to spearhead Sponsorship & Marketing. She is a long-time respected member of the marine industry with a versatile history in both yacht brokerage and charter promotion. Her experience in working with industry leaders, yacht owners and crew internationally make her a perfect fit for a successful contribution to IYBA. Entering the Marine Industry early on as a yacht chef, Patti developed her resourcefulness by working with owners and satisfied guests on yachts cruising the Caribbean, New England and the Mediterranean. After settling in Fort Lauderdale and starting her family, Patti continued her love for the yachting industry by learning and mastering the art of charter marketing. She has worked with well-known charter management entities coordinating sales and promotion to full capacity while creating charter fleets and managing their busy schedules year-round. Based in Ft. Lauderdale, the “Yachting Capital of the World” Patti will now focus on IYBA Sponsorship growth and industry highlights for IYBA and COMPASS Magazine.