Speakers Bureau

  Looking for a marine marketing expert to speak to your group or organization?

The MMA Speakers Bureau is comprised of marine marketers who are willing to speak to industry associations and groups on a variety of related topics. Information provided on each speaker has been provided directly by the candidate.

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NOTE: In no way does MMA endorse, certify or necessarily recommend these speakers; MMA simply provides this free listing for resource information. Any contact between organizations and prospective speakers is direct. MMA is not involved with any fees, booking or engagement activities.


SPEAKERS BUREAU PARTICIPANTS (in alphabetical order)

Director of Marketing, Dominion Marine Media
150 Granby St | Norfolk, VA 23510

Telephone: 757-5-351-7496

Booking Contact: courtney.chalmers@dominionmarinemedia.com

Speaking Experience Summary: 7+ years professional speaking and training experience, including speaking engagements at industry events, including Spader 20 Groups, Marine Dealer Conference & Expo (MDCE), IBEX, Pursuit dealer meeting, YachtWorld University, Marine Retail University, Marine Web Services professional services seminars and numerous presentations for dealer advisory panels and events.

Key Presentation Topics: Online marketing and website best practices, email marketing, social media - specifically Pinterest - search marketing and online merchandising.

Largest crowd addressed: 300

Formats: Breakout sessions, small groups, interactive workshops, large groups, customized programs

| CEO, Engaged!

7518-F Fullerton Road | Springfield, VA 22153


Telephone: 888-845-8608

Booking Contact: josh@startengaging.com

Speaking Experience Summary: Josh is a popular speaker in the marine industry and always draws a crowd. Josh has presented at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo (MDCE), International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), Brunswick Corporation, Diversified Marine Products Show and many different 20 groups all across North America. Josh has also preformed many webinars for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Discover Boating program.

Key Presentation Topics: Facebook, Social Media and Digital Technologies

Largest crowd addressed: 1,500

Formats: Breakout sessions, small groups and 20 groups, interactive workshops, large groups, customized programs, company training, webinars.


| Producer/Graphic Designer/Web Developer, Jester Communications

38D New Orleans Road, Suite D | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Telephone: 843 298-1474

Booking Contact: jared@jestercom.com

Speaking Experience Summary: Product launch speeches, plus seminars regarding marine manufacturer websites.

Key Presentation Topics: Customized for each audience

Largest crowd addressed: 100

Formats: Breakout sessions, small groups, interactive workshops, customized programs

| President, NAK Marketing & Communications, Inc

20 West 55th Street | New York, NY 10019

Telephone: 917 597-1891

Booking Contact: Thad@nakinc.com

Speaking Experience Summary: Active in professional presentations, seminars and training for the past five years, speaking at over 75 print locations and marketing seminars as well as for association functions

Key Presentation Topics: Integrated marketing, target marketing using demographic profiles, segment markets and the latest in e-mail, SMS, direct to web, variable data printing, personalization marketing and marketing automation. A focus on ROI, tracking and program accountability.

Largest crowd addressed: 180

Formats: Keynote presentations, breakout sessions, panel moderator, small groups, interactive workshops, large groups, training events, customized programs

| Publisher, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Magazine

PO Box 351417 | Toledo, OH 43635

Telephone: 419 699-0415

Booking Contact: erik@greatlakesscuttlebutt.com

Key Presentation Topics: Marketing to boaters in the Great Lakes

Largest crowd addressed: 100


Head of Social Media Practice, Fastlane Communications, LLC

230 Park Ave. Ste. 534 | New York, NY

Telephone: 1-855-677-5263 ext. 101

Booking Contact: Patty Buchanan 1855-677-5263 ext. 106

Speaking Experience Summary: Over 20 years technology experience. Gaspare is a well respected social media and marketing thought leader and industry speaker and author.

Key Presentation Topics: Branding, Identity, Demand Creation, Sales, Social Media, Marketing,Technical Support Management, Networking

Largest crowd addressed: 1,500

Formats: Webinars, Breakout sessions, Groups (large/small), Interactive workshops, Role play workshops, Customized programs

| President, Global Marine Insurance Agency, Inc.

12935 S. West Bayshore Drive, Suite 205 | Traverse City, MI 49684

Telephone: 231-932-4021

Booking Contact: mike.smith@globalmarineinsurance.com

Speaking Experience Summary: Certified instructor for the Michigan Independent Agents Association; also teaches a class on yacht insurance. Speaks at the National Marine Bankers Association workshop and annual conference, as well as at dealer meetings, yacht clubs, etc.

Key Presentation Topics: Dealer F&I opportunities, yacht insurance and insurance markets.

Largest crowd addressed: 250

Formats: Breakout sessions, panel moderator, small group, interactive workshop, large group.

| Owner, Kenton Smith Marketing, Marketing Columnist, Soundings Trade Only, Marketing/Advertising/PR Consultant, Former ad agency owner

Venice, FL

Telephone: 407-697-8055


Booking Contact: wanda@kentonsmithmarketing.com

Speaking Experience Summary: 30+ years professional speaking and training experience within and outside marine industry including the NMMA (5 boat show engagements/marketing to women seminars where 1000+ were trained; plus national press event in NYC on marketing to women initiatives), Sail America (national convention and Strictly Sail membership seminar), American Sailing Association (two national conventions), MRAA (2x national convention), Association of Marina Industries (national convention), IBEX, Powersports Industry Association National Convention, Boating Writers International (Lauderdale Show diversity panel), plus numerous marketing presentations for manufacturer-sponsored international and national dealer meetings including Regal Marine, Grand Banks, Regulator, Luhrs, Mainship, Hunter Marine, Scout, and others.

Key Presentation Topics: Marketing, branding, advertising, public relations, marketing to women, diversity marketing, customer service. Also serves as marketing-related moderator to plan and facilitate panel discussions.

Largest crowd addressed: 2000

Formats: Keynote presentations, breakout sessions, panel moderator, small groups, interactive workshops, large groups, customized programs

| Managing Partner, Flycaster & Company

14722 NE 140th Street | Alachua, FL 32615

Telephone: 352-339-0142

Booking Contact: sheila@flycasterandcompany.com

Speaking Experience Summary: 15+ years of professional speaking and training experience, with 60+ presentations a year worldwide. More than 300 corporations including IBM, Abbott, GE, A&T, Microsoft, plus more than 90 colleges and universities including Harvard, Cornell and Wharton.

Key Presentation Topics: Leadership, sales, customer service, high performance teams, strategic thinking, branding, marketing, negotiations

Largest crowd addressed: 8000

Formats: Keynote presentations, breakout sessions, panel moderator, small groups, interactive workshops, large groups, multi-day retreats, customized programs


Marine Marketers of America
990 Laguna Drive Venice FL 34285
Phone: 123-123-1234