Boating Industry’s Women Making Waves – 2019

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 over 100 nominations for this year’s Women Making Waves, choosing the highlighted women was no easy task. There is such a large and continuously growing number of women doing incredible work in our industry that the pages don’t provide enough space to honor each and every one. The group of women in the proceeding pages have given everything they have and more to the marine industry and have accomplished so much.

Here they are, the 25 Women Making Waves as nominated by the industry and selected by Boating Industry.

Click here to read their interviews in the digital edition of our May 2019 issue.

Sara Anghel
President, National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada

Shannon Aronson
Marketing/PR Director, The American Boat & Yacht Council 

Laura Barry Grillon
Director of Marketing Communications and Regional Marketing, West Marine

Ellen Bradley
Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice Presdient, National Marine Manufacturers Association

Paige Brewer
Project Manager, SeaDek Marine Products

Donna Cannon
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Aqua Lily Products

Caroline Carnahan
Owner, Springfield Marine Company

Delinda Davis
District Manager Watercraft Group, Yamaha Motor Corporation

Keri Doscher
Vice President, Emerald Coast Marine

Rachael Green
Product Engineering Manager, Malibu Boats

Shelby Kirby
Director of Marketing, Sea Ray Boats

Mary Klenk
National Sales Operations Manager, Honda Marine

Gail Kulp
Executive Director, Sea Tow Foundation

Julie LaBarr
Sales Administration Manager, Cobalt Boats

Kristina Litjens
Dealer Principal, Boulder Boats

Amy Mauzy
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Centurion & Supreme Boats

Cindy McCaffery
Vice President of Program Development, Sea Tow Services International Inc.

Maggie Meredith
Marketing Manager, Seakeeper

Kate Mosely
Marina Manager, Saybrook Point Marin

Morgan Neuhoff
Government Affairs, BoatUS

Gayle Niedenfuer
Director of Operations, MarineMax

Nancy Piffard
Show Director, Newport Exhibition Group

Gretchen Smith
Operations Manager, Hinckley Yachts

Jennifer Thompson
Senior Vice President, Boat & Sportshows, National Marine Manufacturers Association

Courtney Wagley
Marketing Manager, Tigé Boats

Read more on this year’s Women Making Waves in our May issue digital edition.


  1. Congratulations to all of you. Brava!

  2. Hello,

    I recently stumbled upon the Woman Making Waves interview collection and absolutely loved hearing of all the unique story’s of these hard working women in the boating industry, my wife Jessica is the CEO of Buoys Documentation Service. I’m sure she will enjoy this article as well, thanks for sharing!

    All the best,

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