NMMA announced the promotion of Larry Berryman to show manager for the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. He moves from his role as the show’s assistant show manager to show manager, replacing interim show manager and NMMA executive vice president Ben Wold.
“Larry brings his extensive knowledge of the show’s sales and operations, as well as his passion for recreational boating and the industry, to his new role as show manager,” said Wold. “After 17 years with NMMA, where he’s managed our Tampa and Atlanta shows and helped move the Miami show to Virginia Key in 2016, Larry is respected by our exhibitors, vendors and partners and will help the show continue to grow and thrive in the years to come.”
Wold will remain in NMMA’s Miami office through the spring of 2018 to fully transition Berryman to his new role.
Following a position within the athletic department at the University of Miami and seeking a career in the marine industry, Berryman joined NMMA as sales coordinator for its Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show and Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show in the summer of 2000, ultimately being promoted to show manager for both shows. For many years, Berryman also provided management support for the Miami International Boat Show’s former Sea Isle Marina site.
In 2015, Berryman was promoted to assistant show manager for the Miami show, overseeing exhibitor space sales and the transition of exhibitors from the Miami Beach Convention Center to Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin. In addition, Berryman and his team oversaw the design and construction of the show’s marina—the largest 100 percent temporary marina in the world.
Berryman holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University in history and political science and a master's degree from the University of Miami in sports administration.
“I truly live and love the Miami International Boat Show and look forward to continuing to serve our valued exhibitors, partners, visitors, and the community in this new role,” said Berryman. “We have an outstanding team working year-round to produce the greatest boat show in the world and I couldn’t be more proud of the world-class event we produce every year.”
The 2018 Miami International Boat Show will be held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, Feb. 15-19, 2018. Visit MiamiBoatShow.com for additional information.