MRAA reveals Young Leaders Advisory Council members

BOCA GRANDE, Ill. — The Marine Retailers Association of America recently announced the members of its newly formed MRAA Young Leaders Advisory Council. The members include:

Brad Parker, Parker Boats of Daytona
Ryan Hebert, Texas Marine
Alex Russo, Russo Marine
Luke Kujawa, Crystal-Pierz Marine
Billy McKee, Utah WaterSports
Matt Lodder, Lodder Marine
Carly Poole, Buckeye Marine
Eric Smith, Colorado Boat Center
Jeff Haradine, WakeSide Marine
Thalia Chase, Castaway Marine
Lauren Woodard-Splatt, Woodard Marine
Martin Boyer, Austin Boats & Motors
Liz Walz, Boating Industry magazine

The council was created to provide fresh perspectives to the MRAA Board as well as to improve and grow the association and the boating industry in general, according to a release from MRAA. The council will meet before MRAA board of directors meetings to discuss suggestions to be brought before the board.

“MRAA would like to thank all of the applicants for taking the time and interest to be a part of this new group,” MRAA Director Nancy Smith said in the release. “We’re very excited about the possibilities that we see for the future elements and growth of MRAA and the boating industry. For those who did not make the list this time, we encourage you to keep your interest active for future openings.”

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