Kevin Lodder Scholarship

Business Management

The Kevin Lodder Scholarship was established in 2004 in memory of Kevin Lodder of Lodder’s Marine in Fairfield, OH. Kevin’s unwavering dedication to his family, friendships, business, and the marine industry inspired the creation of this scholarship. It aims to honor his passion for the industry and commitment to achieving greater success through first-class education. The scholarship provides recipients with full tuition to attend the Spader Total Management I Workshop in Albuquerque, NM, along with a travel stipend. Open to MRAA members in good standing, applicants must be employed in a marine dealership and complete an online application, including an essay and letters of recommendation.

From Scholarship to Leadership: Jen Haning on the Impact of the Kevin Lodder Scholarship

Jen Haning, of Oak Hill Marina in Arnolds Park, Iowa, was honored as the Kevin Lodder Scholarship recipient at the MRAA Educational Foundation’s awards luncheon at Dealer Week 2023 in Tampa, Fla. As a scholarship recipient, Haning attended a five-day Spader Total Management 1 Workshop with John Spader Business Management. In this video Haning talks about her experience at the program and more about how this scholarship helped her become a better leader in the marine industry. 

Previous Winners

2022 Kirsty Stevens – Grand Pointe Marina
2021 Brandy Hall – Superior Boat Repair & Sales
2019 Ken Sorley – Marineland Boating Center
2018 Pat Green – Tobler Marina
2017 Krissy Vaughn – Fay’s Marina
2016 Travis Parker – Bill’s Marine
2016 Blair Anderson – Alberta Marine
2016 Marc – Shallcross – Reed’s Marine
2015 Sandy Gilbert – Aquatech Marine
2014 Martin Boyer – Austin Boats & Motors (now NXTLVL Marine)
2014 Kathy Bense – Superior Boat Repair & Sales
2013 Lynette Santomenna – Race City Marine
2013 Michael Przybyla – Rivett’s Marine
2012 Travis Hayes – Hays Marine
2011 Eric Smith – Colorado Boat Center
2007 Dennis Drummond – Drummond Marine Service

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