MRAA names new director of education

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has announced the hiring of Mike Davin as the association’s new Director of Education.

Prior to joining MRAA, Mike served as Director of Marketing and Communications at The Event Group, where he partnered with clients on marketing, strategic planning and event management. In his role, he helped produce events of all sizes, from small meetings to large trade shows that drew attendees from around the world. He also spent four years in the marine and powersports industries, working for several consumer and business publications and helping plan multiple industry events.

“We are excited to welcome Mike back into the marine industry,” said Matt Gruhn, MRAA President. “He has already proven himself to be a valuable addition to the MRAA team. We look forward to rolling out many of the great educational concepts he has already envisioned for the association, especially in a conference setting.”

The development and execution of future education at the MRAA will be a large component of Davin’s position. He will focus on delivering educational opportunities to MRAA’s members, partners and conference attendees at the MRAA’s Annual Conference and Expo, on and through custom publications.

“It’s great to be back in the marine industry and to reconnect with so many old friends and partners,” said Davin. “What really drew me to MRAA though is the team’s exciting vision for the future and the chance to work on initiatives like the reimagined MRAA Conference, Dealer Week. The enthusiasm in this organization for marine retail is inspiring, and I can’t wait to help bring some big ideas to life in 2019.”

Outside of the office, when he isn't building world-class education for the marine industry, Mike can be found enjoying any activity that will entertain his two sons and one daughter.

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