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 nominate an individual, please complete and submit the formal application to Rachel Harmon. Once the application is submitted, a nomination folder will be created via Dropbox. Supporting documentation, images or letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the nominator no later than December 1, 2017. 

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.