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MRAA President, Matt Gruhn
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Matt Gruhn was named President of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas in October 2011. With more than 20 years in the marine industry, Gruhn has led a reinvention of the MRAA, helping the organization grow its membership by more than 240 percent, through a complete evolution of the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program, launching an online virtual training course catalog, and more, all of which he suggests was accomplished by defining and communicating a relevant vision and mission.

Gruhn joined MRAA after working for nearly 15 years at Ehlert Publishing Group, where he helped launch Boating Industry’s Top 100 Dealers Program and assisted the MRAA in reinventing the MRAA’s Annual Conference to become the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. He led the renaming and reinvention of the MDCE and helped to lead the event to significant growth during and after the Great Recession. 

A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Gruhn and his wife Allison live in Minneapolis with their two children, Madison and Gabrielle. They spend their free time outdoors boating, camping, hiking, bicycling and supporting youth athletics.

Contact Matt by email or at 763.333.2421

8401 73rd Avenue North, Suite 71, Minneapolis, MN 55428