MRAA adds to board of directors

Stacy Greenwood

Stacy Greenwood

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced three new additions to its board of directors.

Stacy Greenwood of Cleveland Boat Center was selected as Region 4 director, and Jason Shallcross of Wisconsin-based Reed’s Marine will represent Region 7 as director.

Bob Bense of Superior Boat Repair and Sales was named director-at-large.

Bob Bense

Bob Bense

Greenwood, principal of Cleveland Boat Center, in Cleveland, Tenn., has held an active role on the MRAA’s Education Foundation board of directors and Young Leaders Advisory Council.

Greenwood is the first female dealer principal in her market, and Cleveland Boat Center has earned and maintained its status as one of the few Marine Industry Certified Dealership’s in Tennessee, according to a statement.

Shallcross replaces Dave Briggs of Wayzata Marine, who transitions to director-at-large after serving six years as the Region 7 director, according to a separate statement. Shallcross is co-owner of Reed’s Marine in Delavan, Wis., and has played an active role on the MRAA Young Leaders Advisory Council.

Jason Shallcross

Jason Shallcross

Bense is president and CEO of Superior Boat Repair and Sales, with locations in Rancho Cordova and Homewood, Calif., according to MRAA.


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