MRAA Partner Perspectives Video Series Offers Marine Industry Insights

• Q&A Interviews with prominent leaders and business partners highlight current boating industry trends, issues and strategies for 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, April 15 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces a new video series with prominent marine industry leaders called MRAA Partner Perspectives that shares insights about the business of boating and the recreational boating markets they serve.  

MRAA Partner Perspectives Video Series

The Partner Perspectives videos, hosted by Alan Wendt, a journalist and Soundings Trade Only contributor, feature candid Q&A-style interviews with boat manufacturers, suppliers and service providers that exhibited at MRAA’s most recent Dealer Week Conference and Expo. The videos offer nearly 90 minutes of content and provide an insider’s perspective of boating industry manufacturing, financing, data management, production and distribution.

“This series provides great insights on what to expect during 2024,” said Mike Davin, MRAA Vice President of Industry Relations. “We appreciate the time these industry leaders took to sit down with Alan, as well as their partnership with MRAA throughout the year. I think people are going to enjoy viewing the conversations.”

MRAA Partner Perspectives Video Series Lineup

  • Barletta Boat Company – Jeff Haradine, President
  • BoatMart – Nicole Schantz, VP of OEM and Strategic Partnerships
  • Brunswick Financial Services – Will Lockridge, Director
  • Centurion and Supreme Boats – Amy Mauzy, VP Marketing & Brand Direction
  • Elite Recreational Finance – Jared Zimlin, Business Development Director
  • First Approval Source – Jeff Backus, Founder and COO
  • Huntington Distribution Finance, Tracy Williams, SVP, Marine Vertical Leader
  • Lightspeed DMS – Chris Hauck, Director of Product Management
  • National Marine Distributors Association – Nancy Cueroni, Executive Director
  • Northpoint Commercial Finance – Russel Baqir, SVP Business Development
  • 700Credit – John Warner, VP National Accounts & Business Development
  • Volvo Penta – Jens Bering, VP of Marine Sales

Watch the entire Partner Perspectives interviews series.

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About the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the retail organizations that interact with the boaters in their community must thrive. With that in mind, MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those retailers, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit or contact us at 763-315-8043.