Nicole Vasilaros to Depart NMMA

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Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and legal affairs at the National Marine Manufacturers Association, is leaving the trade group for a role at Business Roundtable.

Vasilaros will depart after the American Boating Congress, which is scheduled for April 21-22, NMMA said in a statement.

During her 10 years at NMMA, Vasilaros oversaw advocacy work from the state to international levels, heading lobbying, stakeholder engagement and political fundraising efforts. She led the marine industry’s efforts at the Democratic and Republican national conventions, and was a key player in the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s maturation.

“Nicole has made a tremendous impact at NMMA and leaves a lasting legacy with countless contributions to the protection and expansion of the recreational boating industry,” NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said. “We are grateful for her time at NMMA, and we know she will excel at the Business Roundtable.

“With a strong foundation in place, our experienced team will continue NMMA’s proactive advocacy work at every level of government, ensuring the continued growth and prosperity of the recreational boating industry.”

NMMA said it is forming a search committee to fill Vasilaros’ position.

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