Executive Director of the National Safe Boating Council
Rachel Johnson, CAE, is the Executive Director of the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC). She serves as the technical content advisor in direct support of the NSBC’s education, training and outreach programs; plans and develops national boating safety awareness projects and campaigns in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard and strategic partners; and serves as a representative of the NSBC to national and international organizations. Rachel has been with the NSBC for seven years, previously as its Communications Director.
Rachel is an Associate Member and past Charge Leader on the National Association of State Boating Law Administrator’s (NASBLA) Marketing and Outreach Subcommittee. She is the Chairperson for the Life Jacket Wear Rate Tiger Team. Rachel is a committee member on the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Boating Safety Advisory Council’s (NBSAC) Strategic Plan, Objective 2. Boating Safety Outreach and Objective 4. Life Jacket Wear and is newly appointed to NOAA’s regional Marine Users Committee and UL’s Standards Technical Panel for Personal Flotation Devices Task Group.
During her time with the National Safe Boating Council, Rachel was a “camper” in “Cold Water Boot Camp” USA and also participated in a boating under the influence DVD in Canada. These experiences have helped Rachel understand firsthand the effects of cold water immersion, hypothermia, the critical importance of life jacket wear, and drinking while boating.