ORLANDO, FL (May 10, 2019) – Today, the Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced that Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft is the recipient of the 2019 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award for his extraordinary service and commitment to advocacy on behalf of the recreational boating industry. Bill will be honored at the American Boating Congress (ABC) in Washington, D.C. during the conference’s Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 15. The Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness is dedicated to educating the public about important issues impacting the recreational boating industry.
“Bill’s unwavering commitment to the recreational marine industry’s collective advocacy efforts at every level and step of the process made him the clear choice for this year’s Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award,” stated NMMA president Thom Dammrich. Dammrich continued, “I thank Bill for his relentless dedication and commitment to advancing the industry and it will be my great pleasure to present him with the award at ABC.”
About Hammond Leadership Award: In 1997, Mr. Robert (Bob) Hammond, founder of Glastron Boats and a renowned industry pioneer, made a donation to the NMMA Foundation to establish an annual award recognizing individuals who have helped grow and protect the industry through advocacy – stopping unwanted government regulations or seeking needed government regulation – and who have demonstrated dedication to the long-term health of the entire marine industry. The Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award is presented annually during the American Boating Congress.