Will Crump joins CRAB board

Will Crump

Will Crump, newly appointed to CRAB’s board of directors

Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating (CRAB) is pleased to welcome Will Crump to its Board of Directors for a two-year term. David Hankey, CRAB Chairman, commented: “Will’s business success, passion for sailing and desire to help others is exactly what CRAB is looking for in a board member. Will was unanimously elected to the board, and we look forward to his contributions in the years to come,” said Hankey.

With over 40 years of racing experience, Will has owned and raced his J80 for the past three seasons and is a veteran JWorld Annapolis head coach (1993-1998). “For someone who has spent so much time on the water, I am delighted that CRAB has so far unlocked water access for people with disabilities. I’m excited to see continued progress and expansion with the development of the new Adaptive Navigation Center,” said Will.

For Will, sailing is a family affair. On race days, Will and his wife, Marie Klok, and brother Thomas Klok make a winning combination, winning their second J/80 championship in October 2021. Otherwise, you can often find him on the bay with his wife and two Girls. .

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Sailing may be a big part of Will’s family life, but giving back to his community is also close to his heart. “I come from a family tradition of non-profit involvement. In particular, my mom was a career leader at United Way of Virginia, and she challenged my sister and I to step out of our comfort zones by supporting causes that matter to us,” Will said. “For me, the CRAB is a cause close to my heart because of my connection with water. Whenever my life has been confusing, difficult or in transition, I have always found the comfort and clarity of being on the water. Just being there shifts your focus and allows you to be fully engaged in the present, which is more important than ever.

“CRAB is delighted to have such a dynamic business leader joining the Board, Will is a talented executive and has a deep understanding of the vision we have for the future of CRAB and the technology that will be integrated to the new Adaptive Navigation Center,” said CRAB Executive Director Paul “Bo” Bollinger.

Will is the founder, president and CEO of DATUM. He brings over 15 years of experience building high performance cross-functional teams to compete at global venues. He is a sought-after voice in software product development, OEM and enterprise B2B web application technologies.

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