Membership - American Sail Training Association

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Cal Pifer

Caleb Pifer is the Vice Chairman of Tall Ships America. He is presently serves as the Executive Director of the Historical Society of Erie County, where he recently completed a multi-million dollar capital campaign for a new regional history museum in Erie, Pennsylvania. Previously, Pifer worked professionally in the sail training field for more than a decade. He has worked with the Texas Seaport Museum, Erie Maritime Museum, Providence Maritime History Foundation, Outward Bound, Class Afloat, and the American Foundation for Education Under Sail.  He was a recipient of the 2008 International Junior Sail Trainer of the Year Award. Pifer is a member of the Erie Yacht Club, the Erie Club, and the Pennsylvania Society. He also sits on the Board of Corporators for UPMC Hamot Hospital, and chairs the Concerned Citizens of NWPA, a Political Action Committee.


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