MRAA forms membership initiative task force

BOCA GRANDE, Fla. — The Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) has appointed Larry Russo Sr. to chair a newly formed task force to review its membership programs, according to a release from the group this week. Russo is president and CEO of Russo Marine in Medford, Mass., and is a past chairman of MRAA.

“The association is seeking new initiatives and strategies to redefine and enhance its membership programs,” Russo said in the release. “We have assembled a diverse group of task force members to review current programs and deliver a report of recommendations to the Board of Directors by April of 2010.”

Task force members include Steve Baum of Boat Owners Warehouse and John Irwin of Irwin Marine, both current members of the MRAA Board of Directors, and Eric Smith of Colorado Boat Center and Thalia Chase of Castaways Marina, both members of MRAA’s Young Leaders Advisory Council.

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