July 1, 2023: The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) is pleased to announce its newly appointed Executive Board, setting the stage for an exciting new chapter in the organization’s history. The board is led by Travis Knorr at the helm as MASNA President, and includes Lou Ekus as Vice President, and Ed Wiser as Secretary General. The organization is delighted that Christine (Shelton) Rowe will continue her invaluable contributions as Treasurer.

MASNA takes great pleasure in welcoming two new additions to the Board: Kat Dhawan as Director of Public Relations and Leslie Ekus as Director of Membership. Remaining on the board as Director of Conservation is Dr. Tim Law and Directors At-Large are Larry Blighton and Dennis Diaz.

This vibrant MASNA Executive Board comprises a diverse and visionary group, collectively bringing a fresh perspective to the organization’s mission and enhancing its impact within the community.

MASNA President Travis Knorr said, “I am honored to lead this talented and dedicated group of individuals. Together, we are committed to advancing the marine aquarium hobby and industry through education, conservation, and advocacy.”

As we anticipate the months ahead, MASNA encourages you to stay engaged, follow our progress and join us on this transformative journey. With the reimagined MACNA event scheduled for 2024, in conjunction with our ongoing initiatives, we are set to embark on an exciting new trajectory.

Be an active participant in the future of the aquarium hobby as MASNA, led by its dedicated Executive Board, propels the organization into a promising new era. Follow us on social media and join our mailing list to stay tuned as we forge together and continue our efforts to bring new and exciting membership benefits. 


The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) is a leading organization dedicated to advancing the marine aquarium hobby through education, conservation, and community. With a rich history and a commitment to excellence, MASNA plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the industry. To learn more, visit https://masna.org