About Philip Purcell

Philip Purcell is the executive director of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. The MIASF promoting advocacy and professionalism works on behalf of the marine industry and its 7 billion dollar plus impact to South Florida with 90,000 plus jobs. In addition the MIASF is the owners of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The show brings and facilitates a Super Bowl sized beneficial economic event every fall.

Prior to joining the MIASF Phil was a partner and held senior management and sales roles with Westport Shipyard of Washington State, the largest yacht builder in North America. During his tenure he helped grow Westport from a small company to a leader in the industry both domestically and internationally.

Phil brings a unique perspective to the association industry having traveled extensively around the globe (over 150 days annually). Embracing other cultures and emerging markets allowed and created opportunities that would not have come had “we not left our zip code”

Having a clear vision to lead by example with a culture driven by ethics and integrity. The MIASF will lead regionalization in the industry thru advocacy and professionalism. The benefit will be a well connected and financially sound Marine Industry all rowing in the same direction.