Board of Directors

Meet your 2017 Board of Directors. Click on the Board member's title for a photo and short bio.

  • Commodore

    • Susan Nilsson 

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      Susan Nilsson has been a member of CCYC since 2008. In addition to being the unofficial club photographer and prolific CCYC Newsletter contributor, she has been the Power Fleet Captain, Ship’s Store “Lady”, and CCYC 75th Anniversary Committee member. She currently serves on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Planning Committee. When she is not organizing another party at the club, you can find her aboard the 43’ Wellcraft Portofino His, Hers & Ours.
  • Vice Commodore

    • Natalie Holliday

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      After a brief stint at Monroe Harbor followed by two years on the A dock, Natalie Holliday moved to the G dock in 2012 where she was introduced by her new neighbors to our club and immediately joined. She became involved from day one, starting as a bartender, joining the House Committee, serving two years on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Poker Run Planning Committee, and captaining the Power Fleet for the last three years. She also most recently became the head of Membership. She has spearheaded many new events and traditions that members now look forward to year after year. If she's not running around the club reminding members to clean up after themselves, you can find her and her 31' Rinker, Nautalie, on the G dock socializing with friends. 
  • Rear Commodore

    • Dave Fournier

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      Dave Fournier has had various boats in Montrose Harbor over the past 9 years, joining CCYC in 2012. Dave has served on the Membership Committee and has organized the club’s annual fishing tournament, Fish This!, for the past several years. Growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dave has been boating Lake Michigan most of his life. When weather and schedule allow, you can find Dave on the water with family and friends or offshore fishing his 40’ Tiara Zamboati.
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

    • Brian Kennalley

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      Brian has been racing out of Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club since 2008 as crew on a Tartan 10, and later owner of a Vanguard 15. Since 2015 he's a co-owner of the Tartan 10 Meat, the boat on "O" dock with the shark on the front and the steak on the back. The Meat team has won its section in the Chicago NOOD Regatta (2015) and the Chicago to Mackinac race (2016), was named the Chicago T10 Fleet's Boat of the Year 2015-2017, CYA Boat of the Year 2015, and won the 2017 US Sailing National Offshore Championship at the US Naval Academy. Brian also crewed on the winning boat of the 2017 St. Pete to Habana race. 2018-2019 will be Brian's second year on the CCYC Board.
  • Director

    • Christa Georgeson

      Christa Georgeson has been a member of CCYC since 2003. She raced and later owned a Rhodes 19 before moving into offshore racing. She is currently focused on racing the Laser Radial.  She looks forward to getting to connect with you in the new year. Schedule a 15 minute phone call to talk about the club. 
  • Director

    • Jim Thuerk

      More information to come on CCYC's newest director.

  • Director

    • Rene Bernier 

      More information to come on CCYC's newest director.

  • Director

    • John Madey

      John Madey is a lifelong boater who got involved in sailboat racing after he found out that there is more to sailing than just floating around, he has been hooked ever since. John, a USCG licensed Captain is a past Commodore of Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club, sits on the board of directors of several sailing organizations and is co founder of, the popular crew management software. He has done numerous Chicago to Mac races, the Rolex Middle Sea race and various regional and national regattas.

  • Past Commodore

    • Lysa Hynes 

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      Lysa Hynes has had various boats in Montrose Harbor over the past 13 years, joining CCYC in 2009. She has served as a bartender and a bar steward, and she has also been on the Membership Committee and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Poker Run Planning Committee. Lysa loves cruising the Great Lakes with her husband, and she has made the crossing to one of her favorite haunts, Saugatuck, Michigan, several times. When she is not enjoying herself in the club, you can find her enjoying her 33’ Sea Ray Wine Down Again.

2016 Commodore's Ball