The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) inducted NMMA president Thom Dammrich into the NSBC Boating Safety Hall of Fame during the recent 2019 International Boating and Water Safety Summit. The NSBC Boating Safety Hall of Fame is the organization’s most prestigious award, recognizing those who have provided vital leadership and boating safety support throughout their career.
Dammrich has been at the helm of National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for nearly 20 years.
From NSBC's press release:
“As Thom reminds us, ‘a safe boating experience is the best boating experience”’, said Chris Stec, chair of the National Safe Boating Council. “His leadership and tireless work to unite the marine and recreational boating safety industries has advanced boating safety like no one else has done before.”
From the beginning of his tenure at NMMA, Dammrich recognized that collaborating across recreational boating as well as the broader outdoor community would be critical to the industry’s success. He created a united voice in both the legislative and economic arenas and has positioned recreational boating as a leader. He has championed the American Boating Congress to help ensure the marine industry voice is heard on Capitol Hill, and he’s built important relationships for the industry across the globe.
The NSBC Boating Safety Hall of Fame was established in 1995 and recognizes individuals who have made, or continue to generate, substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of recreational boating safety.