MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE:HZO), the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced that Dr. Rebecca J. White has been elected to its Board of Directors.
Rebecca White currently serves as Walter Chair of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Tampa. She received an MBA and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech University. Her primary research and teaching interests are in opportunity recognition and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. She has served on a number of company, non-profit and industry association boards over the past 15 years and is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Rebecca has more than 25 years of experience in education, training, coaching and mentoring. Additionally, she is an avid boater with more than 20 years of experience.
William H. McGill, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, “We are very excited and honored to have Rebecca join our Board of Directors. We are confident that she will be a strong addition to our Board. Her mentoring model and experience helping business leaders achieve their strategic goals will complement our ongoing efforts to profitably grow MarineMax. On behalf of the Board, we welcome Rebecca and look forward to her future contributions to the Company.”
Rebecca White added, “I am excited to join the MarineMax Board of Directors. MarineMax is the clear leader in the marine industry. I look forward to the opportunity to assist the Company in achieving its strategic goals and direction.”