NMMA names executive team

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced a new leadership team. The five executives will report directly to president Frank Hugelmeyer.

NMMA said in a statement that Craig Boskey will continue as chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance. He will be supported by NMMA controller and vice president Glenda Sandoval.

Ellen Bradley was promoted to senior vice president of marketing and communications and chief brand officer. She leads all marketing, communications, public relations, public affairs and business intelligence, including boat show and the Discover Boating campaign.

Nicole Vasilaros will continue as senior vice president of government relations and legal affairs, but with a larger role. In addition to overseeing the industry’s political action efforts, Vasilaros will guide environmental, safety and international advocacy efforts.

NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel will lead NMMA’s international portfolio and will report to Vasilaros, as will senior director Julie Balzano and senior vice president for environment and safety John McKnight.

Jennifer Thompson will continue to lead NMMA’s consumer and trade events as senior vice president, boat and sport shows. Reporting to Thompson are NMMA vice president of southern shows Larry Berryman, vice president of northeast shows Jon Pritko, and vice president of midwestern shows Darren Envall.

Rob Newsome, senior vice president of strategy, engineering standards and membership, will take on an expanded role as senior vice president of operations. He will be in charge of strategic planning, human resources, IT and systems, membership, engineering standards and governance. His staff will include vice president of human resources Kate Plush and director of IT Ihab Mokbel.

“The appointment of Craig, Ellen, Nicole, Jennifer and Rob to the executive leadership team is a reflection of their significant dedication and expertise in their respective disciplines,” Hugelmeyer said in the statement. “This team will allow us to remain highly focused and more strategically aligned as we work together to ensure the growth and success of the recreational boating industry.”

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