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
Nominations to the 2021 Leadership Award program are now being accepted through December 11, 2020. A formal nomination application must be submitted for review.
1995: Bette Kelly, National Marine Distributors Association
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.