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Schelleen Rathkopf Community

Northwest Yachting Publisher Michelle Zeasman-Gibbon announced her intention to run for a seat on the Board of Trustees for The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA). The mission of the NMTA is to promote the recreational boating industry in the Pacific Northwest, and as a longtime recreational boater in the region, Michelle is a perfect fit.

Michelle Zeasman-Gibbon

Michelle Zeasman-Gibbon

“I have a lot of marine industry experience, and I’m looking forward to the possibility of having a woman on the Board of Trustees,” Zeasman shares. “As the publisher and owner of the region’s largest boating magazine, I have a lot of resources to bring to the table that will have a positive impact on NMTA members.”

There are three open positions on the NMTA Board of Trustees, and currently there are no women on the board. The NMTA Trustee Nominating Committee will select six names to appear on the ballot that will be sent out electronically to all members on May 1. Members will have until June 5 to vote, and they’re encouraged to vote for the candidate who can best serve the Pacific Northwest marine industry. The results will be announced in June, and new Board members will take office on July 1st.

The NMTA is the nation’s largest regional marine association and represents more than 700 companies in the recreational boating industry, including boat dealers, boat brokers, marinas, boatyards, manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers. The NMTA produces the Seattle Boat Show, the West Coast’s largest boat show.

Schelleen Rathkopf

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Schelleen Rathkopf is Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine and Owner and Producer of Whidbey Island Race Week (now Point Roberts Race Week). She is also the producer of the SHE Regatta, a new all women regatta in Seattle.

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