Darlene Briggs
Marine Woman of the Year Award

 
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Roxanne Rockvam
General Manager

Rockvam Boat Yards

on Lake Minnetonka

Spring Park, Minnesota

2021 Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year

Congratulations!

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Presented annually to an outstanding woman who is actively involved in the marine industry at any level. It recognizes long and devoted service, untiring commitment, and the advancement of women in the marine business.

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The late Darlene Briggs of Wayzata, MN, was admired for her tireless dedication to the marine industry. The MRAA and Boating Industry magazine together present the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award to honor her memory.

 
 
Darlene Briggs Awardees

2022 Awardee to be Announced

Nominations for the 2022 Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year are now closed.   An extraordinary field of Nominees are currently being reviewed and the winner will be announced on December 7, 2022 at Dealer Week in Austin, TX.  Congratulations to all nominees!

We encourage all previous Darlene Briggs awardees to join us for this year's presentation.

Darlene Briggs
Marine Women
of the
Year

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

The Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award
Is proudly sponsored by

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