The Docks Expo is accepting nominations for men and women under the age of 40, who have made significant contributions to the marina and boatyard industry and collectively promise to play a big role in shaping its future.

We are looking for nominees that represent the broad range of employment opportunities in the industry. Awards will be presented to young marina and boatyard owners, managers and staff; marina consultants, engineers or other professional service providers; manufacturers and suppliers of marina and boatyard products, or other professions that rely on the marina and boatyard industry for their businesses.

Nomination Instructions

To enter The Docks Expo’s Young Leader Award recognition, please follow these steps:

  1. Nominees must be under the age of 40 as of December 5, 2019.
  2. Complete and submit the nomination form below
  3. Nominations are due by October 1, 2019, with final selections notified by October 15, 2019.

Those selected for The Docks Expo Young Leader Award, along with the person who nominated him or her, will receive two free attendee registration passes to the 2019 Docks Expo from December 3-5 in Nashville, TN.

All selected nominees and nominators should plan to attend the recognition ceremony at The Docks Expo.

Questions? Contact Jenn DeLuca at jenn@wjinc.net or call (314) 296-1716

 

2018 Young Leader Award Winners

MARGARET BOSHEK
Associate Coastal Engineer
SmithGroup

WADE BRAMAN
Director of Operations
Southpoint & Westpoint Marinas

MARK GALLAVAN
Assistant General Manager
Bay Point Resort & Marina

JEFF HEYDLAUFF
Commercial Marine Specialist
Global Marine Insurance Agency

DAVIS JOYNER
Forklift Operator
Legendary Marina & Yacht Club

DAN OTTO
Owner
Merco Marine Inc.

BRIDGIT PFISTER
General Manager
Safe Harbor Marinas – Walden Marina

JAMIE RIDER
Marina Manager
Sunshine Key Resort & Marina

EVAN RIDLEY
Project Manager
Rhode Island Marine Trades Association

EDWIN SNYDER IV
Harbormaster
Abbey Harbor Condominium Association/Abbey Harbor Yacht Club