MRAA names 2012 officers, board members

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas recently named its new officers and board members.

David Foulkrod, of Ron Hoover RV & Marine, was re-elected chairman; Steve Baum, of Boat Owners Warehouse, was re-elected vice chairman; and Randy Wattenbarger, of Cleveland Boat Center, was re-elected secretary/treasurer.

Members also voted to elect Joe Hoffmaster and Jim Thorpe as regional directors. Hoffmaster, from Hoffmaster’s Marine, is the director for region three. Thorpe, of Spring Brook Marina, will represent region six.

Four at-large directors were named to one-year terms. They are Rob Soucy, of Port Harbor Marine; Ken Cope, of Cope Marine; Nancy Smith, of Colorado Boat Center; and Ryan Herbert, of Texas Marine.

Foulkrod appointed Smith, Baum, Wattenbarger, Ed Lofgren, Joe Lewis and John Vallely Jr. to his executive committee.

“I’m honored to be serving a second term working with such a dynamic board,” Foulkrod said in a statement. “With such diverse marine industry backgrounds, I expect this board will demonstrate the leadership and guidance necessary to propel MRAA through challenging times while improving the return on investment for all MRAA members.”

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