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Chicago Yacht Club announces first woman commodore in its history

by Chicago Yacht Club 23 Jan 12:18 PST
Lisa Curcio Gaston is the first woman to be elected commodore in the Chicago Yacht Club's 148-year history © Chicago Yacht Club

Chicago Yacht Club is delighted to announce Lisa Curcio Gaston is the first woman to be elected commodore in the Club's 148-year history.

A Chicago native, Lisa says she has always loved the water but didn't get involved in boating until she met her husband in the late 1970s. She joined the Club in 1997 and has been an avid boater for decades. During the summer months, she even lives on her boat. She has served CYC in a wide variety of capacities, most recently as Vice Commodore.

Lisa operates her own 52' boat and tells girls of all ages that boating and sailing are open to them; they can achieve their goals.

Professionally, she is a senior mediator and arbitrator for ADR Systems. Lisa was a judge assigned to the Circuit Court of Cook County for more than 16 years and was a practicing attorney for 13 years prior to that.

www.chicagoyachtclub.org

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