NMBA adds associate membership level

CHICAGO – The National Marine Bankers Association recently approved a change to its by-laws allowing associate membership in the organization, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association has signed on to become NMBA’s first associate member, NMBA said in a statement today.

“NMMA has always been a partner and strong supporter of NMBA and its role in the industry,” said Jim Coburn, NMBA president. “We’re proud to welcome NMMA into our membership ranks and invite other industry groups to follow its lead and become more involved with the association”

In addition to NMMA, several more industry companies have joined NMBA at the associate level. New NMBA associate members are: ABOS Marine Blue Book; Atlantic Boat Documentation Inc.; Butzel Long Attorneys and Counselors; Davis & Company Ltd.; First America Transportation Title Insurance Company; Global Marine Insurance Agency; Harrison Marine Inc.; Lab Marine; Marine Finance Consultants; National Liquidators; and Travelers Insurance.

NMBA associate members receive an associate membership certificate and are entitled to receive all association mailings and communications. Additional benefits include discounts on conference and workshop fees equal to that of full-fledged members and use of the NMBA logo on letterhead, in marketing materials and on Web sites. Associate members may also serve on NMBA committees or be committee chairpersons, and a special seat will be reserved on the NMBA board of directors.

NMBA said it encourages companies from all segments of the marine industry to join at the associate level, including marine documentation services; marine recovery agents; marine insurance agencies and companies; marine industry associations; marine surveyors; marine finance software and value publications; admiralty attorneys; marine finance industry consultants; and others, pending NMBA board approval.

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