The 2018 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
Phil Horton
Vice Chairman
Chris Scott
David Hearn
Joe El-Deiry
John Custer
Past Chairman
Wilson Kerr
Adam Darack

2018 Derby Committee

Left to Right front row: Chris Scott, Joe El-Deiry, Ed Jerome, John Custer, Phil Horton

Left to Right second row: Adam Darack, Janet Messineo, Katie Carroll, Shirley Craig, Mike Cassidy, Maryanne Jerome, John Piekos, Brian McCarty

Left to Right third row: Michael Carroll, David Nash, Beau Begin, Wilson Kerr, David Hearn, Bob Lane, John Schillinger

Committee members not pictured: Steve Baccelli, Amy Coffey, Will DeBettencourt, Leah Fraumeni, Alex Friedman, Porky Francis, Cooper Gilkes, Steve Morris, David Pothier, Bill Roman, Jeff Sayre, Tim Sheran, Greg Skomal, Debbie Manley Smith, Tom Smith, Paula Sullivan