New York Yacht Club Commodore Thomas J. Harrington announced an important addition to the Club’s professional staff: Stuart Streuli will be the Director of Communications. The appointment reflects the mission of the NYYC and initiatives of Commodore Harrington and fellow flag officers – namely “state-of-the-art communications and technology making club access real, available and part of everyday club life.”
As Director of Communications, Stuart Streuli will lead and coordinate the NYYC’s communications and marketing activities. He will promote club events, such as the NYYC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, NYYC Race Week at Newport and NYYC Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, in a way that is consistent with the Club’s mission.
After nearly 15 years as an editor at Sailing World magazine, Stuart brings a tremendous amount of media experience. He was one of the driving forces behind the magazine’s multimedia efforts, working extensively across a variety of mediums, including print, photography, video and social media. He has extensive experience in top-end sailing competitions from the perspective of a participant and a journalist.
Stuart succeeds Michael Levitt who is retiring after 17 years as Director of Communications. Michael came to the NYYC having written 13 books, some of them with NYYC members such as Dennis Conner, Tom Whidden and Ted Hood and was an editor of Nautical Quarterly, Yachting magazine and what is now Sailing World. He recognized early on the importance of websites as a communications tool for an organization like the NYYC and worked on four iterations of the NYYC’s website. He edited the New York Yacht Club Magazine and also led marketing efforts for the Club.