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Marc Cregan, Northeastern director for the Coast Guard Foundation

Marc Cregan, Northeastern director for the Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation has named Marc Cregan as regional director of the Northeast

He will work closely with Coast Guard units in New England and New York to identify and fulfill education, morale and family support for Coast Guard members, according to the Foundation.

“We are so pleased Marc has joined the Coast Guard Foundation team,” said Coast Guard Foundation president Susan Ludwig in a statement. “For almost 50 years the Foundation has built a core of support for the Coast Guard through the generosity of our donors. We look forward to Marc expanding our base in the vital and active Northeast area.”

“I have spent two decades in fundraising, primarily for healthcare and educational institutions,” said Cregan. “I am honored to work towards the benefit of selfless and brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard as a member of the Coast Guard Foundation team.”

MarineMax has named Adam Cooper as general manager of stores in Massachusetts, including MarineMax Russo in Danvers, Boston and Hingham

“I am proud to join the MarineMax team and look forward to supporting my teams in the goal of providing the very best customer service possible,” said Cooper in a statement.

Cooper starting in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1991. He worked his way up through management positions at multiple area marinas, including director of service and parts at Russo Marine from 2006 to 2011. Most recently, he was general manager of Manchester Marine, a high-end marina and service yard on Boston’s North Shore.

Cooper is also currently serving as president of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association.

“Adam’s passion for the boat business, his dedication to creating strong teams, and his drive to deliver an exceptional customer experience aligns perfectly with our MarineMax values and mission,” said MarineMax regional president Larry Russo Jr.

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has named Mike Davin as the association’s new director of education

Prior to joining MRAA, Davin served as director of marketing and communications at The Event Group, where he helped produce events of all sizes, from small meetings to large trade shows.

He also spent four years in the marine and powersports industries, working for consumer and business publications and helping plan multiple industry events.
“We are excited to welcome Mike back into the marine industry,” said MRAA president Matt Gruhn in a statement. “He has already proven himself to be a valuable addition to the MRAA team. We look forward to rolling out many of the great educational concepts he has already envisioned for the association, especially in a conference setting.”

The development and execution of future education at the MRAA will be a large component of Davin’s position. He will focus on delivering educational opportunities to MRAA’s members, partners and conference attendees at the MRAA’s Annual Conference and Expo, on MRAATraining.com and through custom publications.

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