Regional marine industry names Justin McBride as Member of the Year


Fort Myers, FL, Sept. 26, 2014 — Justin McBride was named Member of the Year for The Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association at its recent annual dinner in Fort Myers. McBride is the Coastal Project Manager for Lee County’s Division of Natural Resources Marine Program and a long-serving Member of SWFMIA’s Board of Directors.


“We are very fortunate to have Justin serving on our board,” SWFMIA President Hans Wilson said. “He brings a valuable perspective as a part of local government and an avid boater.”

Among many accomplishments, McBride is responsible for publishing the popular Lee County Boater’s Guide, a comprehensive guide to boating information for residents and visitors. He also helped create the smart-phone app for the Boater’s Guide. McBride and the staff of Lee County Natural Resources Marine Division handle aids to navigation, abandoned vessels, beach management, artificial reefs and manatee protection.

For more than 40 years, the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association has represented the interests of the marine industry. For information, contact John Good at or (239) 656-7083.

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