Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award

The Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award, presented annually by the MRAA and Boating Industry magazine, honors an outstanding woman in the marine industry. This prestigious award recognizes long and devoted service, untiring commitment, and the advancement of women in the marine industry. Named in memory of the late Darlene Briggs of Wayzata, MN, who was revered for her tireless dedication to the industry, this award continues her legacy by celebrating women who exemplify her spirit and contributions.
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Previous Winners

2021  Roxanne Rockvam – Rockvam Boatyards
2020 Kristen Frohnhoefer – Sea Tow
2019  Sara Anghel  – NMMA Canada
2018  Angela Pilkington – Correct Craft
2017  Wanda Kenton Smith – Freedom Boat Club
2016  Susan Bonivich – Volvo Penta of the Americas, Inc
2015  Melissa Danko – NJ Marine Trades Association
2014  Margaret Podlich – Boat US
2013  Rallee Chupich – Gordy’s Lakefront Marine
2012  Debbie Meigs – Cobalt Boats
2011  Julie Crowe – Crowe Marine
2010  Barbara Woodard – Woodard Marine
2009  Nancy Smith – Colorado Boat Center
2008  Ann Baldree – Chaparral Boats
2007  Marcia Kull – Volvo Penta
2006  Debbie Davis – Waypoint Group
2005  Carol Ricketts – Albermarle Boats
2004  Dawn Johnson – Bombardier (BRP)
2003  Joan Maxwell – Regulator Boats
2002  Kris Carroll – Grady White Boats
2001  Lynn Fiorenazno – Silver Spring Marine
2000  Kim Bors – Chris Craft
1999  Maureen Dickson – Cap Sante Marine
1998  Susan Everhard – Florida Yacht Charters & Sales
1997  Elizabeth Carney – Lake Fenton Marine
1996  Laura Martin – Jerry Martin & Associates
1995  Suzanne Sloan – Anchorage Marina
1994  Phylis Kollar – Kentucky Dam Marina
1993  Charlotte White – White’s Marine Centers
1992  Helen Lewis – Jerry’s Marine
1991  Olive Browning – Browning’s Marine
1990  Betty Gripentog – Las Vegas Boat Harbor
1989  Elizabeth Ferris – Volvo Penta of America
1988  Betty Trexler – Trexler’s Marina
1987  Bonnie Todtenhagen – Parker Boat Company

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