NMRA elects new officers and board members


The National Marine Representatives Association elected its 2014-15 officers and board members. Two new officers and three new board members joined the association's leadership group.

Brandon Flack, of Atlantic Marketing Co., Stonington, Conn., was elected president and Rob Gueterman, of GSW & Associates, Tampa, Fla., is now vice president.

Keith LaMarr, of Macaroni Marketing, Watsonville, Calif., serves as the NMRA's new treasurer. Neil Trombley, of Gulf Atlantic Marketing in North Fort Myers, Fla., joins the NMRA's board as secretary. Ken Smaga, of ComMar Sales LLC, Land O' Lakes, Fla., is now past president.

Three new board members — John Miklovis of North Star Sales, Northbrook, Ill.; Jim Cressy of Cressy Marketing, Mishawaka, Ind.; and Dave Burgess of Canadian Rep Service, Coldwater, Ontario — will serve three-year terms.

They join existing board members Clayton Smith, of Waters & David, Fairview, Texas; Craig Coatney, of Coatney Sales, Fremont Ind.; and Ivan Cross, of Merifield Co., Camano Island, Wash.


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