Aric Chaltry selected as Duane Spader Scholarship recipient
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Posted by: Michael Geatz
MINNEAPOLIS — Aric Chaltry of Nestegg Marine has been selected as the
recipient of the first annual Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship.
The scholarship was presented to Chaltry on Wednesday, Nov. 20 during the
Marine Dealer Conference & Expo Awards Luncheon.
During the presentation of the award, MRAA Educational Foundation Board Member
Jeff Siems of Blue Springs Marine shared the story of how Chaltry came to work
for his mentor and father-in-law at Nestegg Marine, as well as his aspirations
to one day run the business.
"I watch my father-in-law work many hours to grow his business and how proud he
is to have me working for him,” wrote Chaltry. "If only I can do this in the
future and follow the example he set.”
The Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship was founded by
Spader Business Management and the MRAA Educational Foundation in 2013 to honor
the marine industry service of Spader founder Duane Spader, as well as his
leadership philosophy of life-long learning. The recipient receives full
tuition to attend the Spader Leadership Development Program, valued at $14,875.
Applicants must be employees of a Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
"The Spader Business Management team is delighted to welcome Aric
Chaltry into our Leadership Development Program,” says David Spader, the
program’s principal trainer. "As an aspiring dealership principal, we are
confident that Aric will learn skills and insight that will have a significant
impact on his personal and professional development for years to come.”
The Spader Leadership Development Program is a 15- to 18-month program
for current and future leaders that involves five three-day sessions in Sioux Falls,
S.D. In between sessions, participants are tasked with putting what they’ve
learned to work in their dealership and tracking the results of those efforts.
"The MRAA Educational Foundation is thrilled at the industry’s
response to this first-year program,” says Liz Walz, MRAA Educational
Foundation Executive Director. "The scholarship represents an incredible
opportunity for members, and as a result, is a powerful tool for the foundation
as it works to create a strong and healthy boating industry.”
For more information, visit the Duane Spader Leadership Development
Scholarship web page: www.mraa.com/DuaneSpaderScholarship. Please
contact Liz Walz with any questions at 315-692-4533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of its mission to create a strong and healthy boating
industry, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is committed to
offering training, education and professional development opportunities to its
members and the entire marine dealer community. In 2004, the association
launched the MRAA Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3
corporation, to provide financial support for education, training and
professional development in the recreational marine trades. For more
information, visit www.MRAA.com/MRAAFoundation.
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.