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2020 Women Making Waves

Woman Making Waves - Stand-out women in the boating industry

Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the multitude of women in the industry who have made and continue to make great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the future. With nearly 100 nominations for this year’s Women Making Waves, choosing the highlighted women was no easy task. There is ...

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Boating Industry now accepting nominations for the 2020 Women Making Waves

Woman Making Waves

The nomination process for the 2020 Women Making Waves program is now closed. The 2020 Women Making Waves will be announced in the June/July issue of Boating Industry. Boating Industry announced it is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Women Making Waves recognition program.  Now in its third year, Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the numerous women in ...

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Women Making Waves: Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith Co-Owner/Vice President, Colorado Boat Center Education: Associate’s degree in Marketing Years in the marine industry: 18 What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned working in the marine industry? Almost all businesses have peaks and valleys, but working and living in a rural area of Colorado, I have come to realize that owning a boat dealership ...

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Women Making Waves: Julie Balzano

Julie Balzano Export Development Director, National Marine Manufacturers Association Education: Bachelor’s Degree – Marketing – Rutgers University. A few short years after graduating, I joined the U.S. Peace Corps, which is where I became bilingual and bicultural. Years in the marine industry: 15 Companies you have worked for in the marine industry and titles you held within those companies: Export ...

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Women Making Waves: Nicole Vasilaros

Nicole Vasilaros Vice President, Federal and Legal Affairs, National Marine Manufacturers Association Education: Juris Doctor, University of Florida and Georgetown University Law Center (visiting student); Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Emory University Years in the marine industry: 5 What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned working in the marine industry? The marine industry is complex. Most people are stunned ...

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Women Making Waves: Lisa Almeida

Lisa Almeida Director of Sales and Marketing, Freedom Boat Club Education: B.A. from Flagler College Years in the marine industry: 7 If you had to choose one memorable achievement in the marine industry, what would it be and why? My most memorable achievement was opening a Freedom Boat Club franchise in California. It had long been a dream for the president ...

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Women Making Waves

Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the numerous women in the boating industry who have made large contributions to its success, propelled its growth and led their organizations into the future. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award, which is as appropriate a time as any to give these ...

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Women Making Waves: Jaclyn Baumgarten

Jaclyn Baumgarten CEO/Co-Founder, Boatsetter Education: Stanford Graduate School of Business, M.B.A. 2005; Wellesley College, B.A. 2000, Dual major in Political Science and Spanish. Years in the marine industry: 5 What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned working in the marine industry? The marine industry has a powerful network and by tapping into that network and gaining the ...

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Women Making Waves: Nancy Cueroni

Nancy Cueroni Executive Director, National Marine Distributors Association Education: B.A. in American Studies, Communications, University of Notre Dame Years in the marine industry: 27 Companies you have worked for in the marine industry and titles you held within those companies: Director of Member Services, Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA); Executive Director, NMDA (current job) What are some of the biggest ...

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