The 2017 Derby Committee

The Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby Committee is comprised entirely of volunteers whose mission is to plan, manage, and operate a successful and enjoyable event that benefits the Island community. These men and women meet throughout the year - as soon as one Derby ends, work begins for the following year's event. Only because of the energy and efforts of the Derby Committee does the Derby exist as one of the oldest, largest, and most popular saltwater fishing tournaments in the country. A love of the Island, an interest (or obsession) with fishing, and an appreciation for tradition are common threads that bond these individuals in their service on the Committee.

Ed Jerome
Joe El-Deiry
Vice Chairman
Chris Scott
Mike Carroll
John Custer
Mike Cassidy
Past Chairman
Wilson Kerr
Phil Horton

2017 Derby Committee

Left to Right front row: Alex Friedman, Janet Messineo, John Custer, Joe El-Deiry, Ed Jerome, Chris Scott, Porky Francis, John Piekos

Left to Right second row: Wilson Kerr, John Schillinger, David Pothier, Amy Coffey, David Hearn, Maryanne Jerome, Michael Carroll, Debbie Manley-Smith, Tim Sheran, Paula Sullivan, Phil Horton

Left to Right third row: Mike Cassidy, Bob Lane, David Nash, Steve Baccelli, Adam Darack

Committee members not pictured: Beau Begin, Eli Bonnell, Shirley Craig, Will deBettencourt, Cooper Gilkes, Steve Morris, Bill Roman, Jeff Sayre, Tom Smith, Greg Skomal, Paul White