Nominations are Open for Young Leaders Advisory Council
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Posted by: Michael Geatz
— The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is accepting nominations and
applications for its Young Leaders Advisory Council.
"YLAC has been an incredible benefit to the MRAA,”
says Matt Gruhn, President of MRAA. "Not only does this group bring a new level
of energy to the association, but its members also add a new perspective and a
longer-term approach to our thinking, which helps us better fill the needs of
all of our members in addition to attracting and fostering a new generation of
leadership within the marine dealer body.”
The MRAA created YLAC as an advisory group to
represent the needs and the thinking of the next generation of marine retailers
and to provide additional insight and direction to the MRAA Board of Directors.
The council’s creation was based on a desire to help develop future leaders to
aid in the progress and growth of the boating industry.
Since its inception, YLAC has successfully infused
the MRAA with new ideas and insights.
One initiative YLAC recently launched is the Young Leaders community, a
networking group for MRAA members. This group is growing with conversation
surrounding the industry’s hottest topics.
In order to continue YLAC’s successful momentum,
the association is looking to add new members to this vibrant group. Applications can be submitted by
anyone interested in joining the group, and individual nominations of potential
YLAC candidates can be submitted directly to the MRAA who will then contact
Applicants or nominees should be willing to meet
face-to-face with the group twice a year and provide their ideas and insights,
in addition to working jointly with other council and MRAA board of directors
members on subcommittees. Applicants or
nominees for this group must be under 40 years of age, must hold a position of
significance in a dealership, and must have a minimum of 5 years of marine
must be submitted by July 15th, 2013:
Applications must be submitted by July 31st, 2013:
Please contact Matt Gruhn,
MRAA President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
763-315-8043 or Ryan Hebert, YLAC Chairman, at email@example.com or 409/898-7632 for more
About Marine Retailers Association
of the Americas
At the Marine Retailers Association of the
Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the companies that
interact with the boater in their community must thrive. Those businesses
determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor in the industry’s
success. The MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by
uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and
growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit www.MRAA.com.