Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award

Recipients of the NMMA Freedman Award are individuals who, in the course of their careers, have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity, and personal motivation.  The following are the categories for consideration:
• Marine aftermarket or OEM manufacturer
• Marine representative
• Member of a marine-focused media
• Boat dealer
• Marine distributor
• Marine trade association staff person

NOMINATION PROCESS

To be eligible to nominate an individual, one must be an active member in good standing with NMMA. Nominations are closed for 2018.

AWARDS PRESENTATION 

The 2018 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award will be presented at the Miami International Boat Show on Friday, February 16th, 2018 during the Innovation Breakfast.  

QUESTIONS?

Contact: Rachel Harmon
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Nomination
231 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.946.6247

 

 

View past recipients of this prestigious award.

1995: Bette Kelly, National Marine Distributors Association

Bette Kelly

Bette Kelly, Executive Director of the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA), received the 1994 Alan Freedman Award for having made a significant contribution to the marine accessory business. Kelly has been with the NMDA for 33 years, which she has headed up since 1979, and has served on dozens of association boards during her career in the industry.