2015 Darlene Briggs Award Application and Nomination Process Kicks Off
Friday, August 7, 2015
Posted by: Lindsey Johnson
MRAA Educational Foundation is seeking nominations and applications for the 2015
Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award.
late Darlene Briggs, of Wayzata, Minn., was admired for her tireless dedication
to the marine industry. To honor her memory, the Darlene Briggs Woman of the
Year Award was founded in 1987. It is presented annually to an outstanding
woman who is actively involved in the marine industry at any level. It
recognizes "long and devoted service, untiring commitment, and the advancement
of women in the marine business.”
more women that we can get into the boating industry, the more appealing that
we also can make boating for women,” said Margaret Podlich, the 2014 Darlene
Briggs Award recipient and president of BoatUS, in an interview with Boating Industry magazine. "Diversifying
[the industry] so it is just as appealing and available to women is really
2015 recipient will be presented with the award at the Marine Dealer Conference
& Expo, taking place Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Fla. The event is co-produced by
the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Boating Industry magazine. The recipient receives a trophy
furnished by Boating Industry, which
will publicize the presentation and feature the successful candidate in an
issue following the event.
more information, or to apply or nominate, please visit the Darlene Briggs
Award page of the MRAA website: www.mraa.com/DarleneBriggsAward.
The deadline for nominations is August 31, 2015, and the deadline for
applications is September 30.
contact Liz Walz with any questions at 315-692-4533 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to be nominated to
About MRAA Educational Foundation
The MRAA Educational Foundation, a
not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation, was founded in 2004 to provide financial
support for education, training and professional development in the
recreational marine trades. MRAA recognizes the need to provide for the growth
of our dealerships and the professional development of their employees. MRAA
and the MRAA Educational Foundation are dedicated to the growth of the
recreational marine industry through workforce development. For more
information, visit www.MRAA.com and select
"MRAA Educational Foundation.”
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.