The directors of MMS lead a team of dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced marine professionals ready to take your marina to the next level.
Dennis P. Kissman
President & Chief Executive Officer
Kissman has been in the recreation industry for over thirty-four years and in 1988 began Marina Management Services Inc. (MMS) an internationally recognized management and consulting firm specializing in marinas.
Kissman is a member of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and has served on their Facilities Development Committee since 1989 until it became part of the Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA) now called the Association of Marina Industries (AMI). He served on the Board of Directors from 2002—2004 and represents the Association on the International Marinas Committee (IMC) of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA). Kissman also has served as the Chairman of MOAA’s Marina Financing Committee. Kissman is a member of the Recreational Navigation Commission (PIANC) Working Group Number 17, “Guidelines for Marina Design”. Kissman is an active member of the Marine Industry Association of South FL and has served on several sub-committees of the association.
Speaking engagements include the National Docks and Marina Conference sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant program as well as several state and regional Marina Trade Associations. The 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2008 International Marina Conferences held in Genoa, Italy, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sydney, Australia, San Diego, CA and Oostende, Belgium respectively as well as several International Marina Institute’s educational conferences. He also participated in an advisory capacity at conferences sponsored by the FL Sea Grant program on “Blue Belting”. Kissman served as a member of the International Marina Institute (IMI) where he served as committee chair, authored the “Standardized System of Accounts for Marinas and Boatyards” and currently serves on the Educational Board of the IMI.
Since 1995, Kissman has published a financial/management column in MARINA DOCKAGE a marina trade publication. He has also published numerous articles in related recreational trade publications on the industry and has been quoted in many marina industry related articles published throughout the United States and Europe.
Director of Business Services
Tim Keogh has been involved in the Marine Industry for fifteen years and joined the MMS team in 2001 at their Crown Bay Marina location in St. Thomas. Previously he was with the Town of Marion’s Harbormasters office, in Massachusetts, where he assisted in the creation and implementation of a detailed harbor management program. The program called for the organization and reconfiguration of over 1,300 moorings with most existing moorings being replaced with the Helix style mooring screw.
As the Operations Manager at Crown Bay Marina, Tim implemented many cost saving programs and introduced high levels of technology to meet the changing needs of the mega yacht market. He also performed extensive market research on the mega yacht facilities in the northern Caribbean and presented the results to a select group of government officials.
Tim then moved from Crown Bay Marina into the corporate offices of MMS located in Boca Raton, FL. He has been working side by side with Dennis Kissman on the management of the existing marina portfolio, new business development and has taken the lead on driving the consulting division of the firm creating a lengthy list of satisfied clients and successful marina projects.
Tim has a BS in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD. In 2007, Tim was recognized by Boating Industry Magazine as one of the “Top 40 under 40” leaders in the marine industry.
Tim is an active member of the marine and marina industry associations on the local, state, national, and international levels. He has been an invited speaker at marine industry conferences on market and economic feasibility, water access, the future of the marina industry and customer service.