MAY 2017 • FOGHORN 37 MEMBERNEWS Bob Lawler Joins Boston Duck Tours Boston Duck Tours, Boston, MA, has named Bob Lawler as it’s first General Manager. In business for 25 years, Boston Duck Tours (BDT) operates 28 amphibi- ous vehicles carrying over 600,000 pas- sengers each year in its operation which employees 190 people. Passengers explore Beantown by land and by water on amphibious vehicles that take them to many of Boston’s iconic a n d h i s t o r i c sites, including Quincy Market/ Faneuil Hall, the Museum of Science, the Old North Church, Beacon Hill and the New England Aquarium. In addition, BDT is involved in the community through a number of programs aimed at helping local youth groups, veterans, school groups, the environment, tourism/economy, and historical societies. Cindy Brown, CEO of Boston Duck Tours, stated, “We are lucky to have found a great candidate to fill an important position within our company. Bob’s industry experience and leadership roles, combined with marine safety knowledge, will surely help BDT further our mission of providing the highest quality sightsee- ing tour in the country.” Lawler, who is very active in PVA as the 2017 PVA Secretary/Treasurer and former chair of the PVA Safety and Security Committee, had been with Entertainment Cruises (formerly known as Spirit/Odyssey Cruises) for 22 years. He was most recently the company’s vice president of marine operations. n PVA WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Blue Claw Boat Tours Orleans, MA Capt. Rob Wissmann Vessel Member IMTRA Corporation New Bedford, MA Mr. Alex Larsen Associate Member Lake Pleasant Cruises Peoria, AZ Mr. Matt Finney Vessel Member Princess Monterey Whale Watching Monterey, CA Mr. Benji Shake Vessel Member Bob Lawler, General Manager, Boston Duck Tours.