MRAA Accepting Applications, Nominations for Young Leaders Advisory Council
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Posted by: Lindsey Johnson
Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is currently accepting applications
and nominations for its Young Leaders Advisory Council.
"YLAC has proven to be a major influence on the
MRAA,” says MRAA president Matt Gruhn. "The energy and enthusiasm that the
group brings to pushing the association forward has been extremely valuable,
and many new programs and initiatives have been launched because of their
passion. And we’re excited because YLAC has proven to be a great way to
introduce young leadership into our board, with three of our current board
members having once served on YLAC.”
The MRAA created YLAC as an advisory group to
represent the needs and 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 Professional Network and Event, which takes place annually at the
Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. This event has grown over the last two
years and is providing young leaders an avenue to connect with one other and
discuss issues that are important to their growth, development and management
of their careers.
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. To apply or be nominated, candidates must be under 40
years of age, hold a position of significance in a dealership and have a
minimum of five years of marine industry experience.
here to apply to YLAC, or click
here to nominate a young professional for YLAC. Applications and
nominations must be submitted by Sept. 30.
For more information, contact Matt Gruhn at
763-315-8043; email@example.com or YLAC
chairman Josh Vallely at 701-258-9223; firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Marine Retailers
Association of the Americas
At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), 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. 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 MRAA.com.