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Nicki Polan

Executive Director
npolan@mbia.org

 

Nicki Polan is responsible for the overall management of the association and spends much of her time working on legislation, boat shows, member issues and industry relations. She is responsible for the promotion and advertising of association boat shows, special events and other MBIA programs. Nicki has a BA from Michigan State University and a Master's degree in Marketing and Management from Walsh College. Nicki joined the MBIA in 1988.

     

 

Bethany Sly

Director of Exhibitor Sales
bsly@mbia.org

 

Bethany is in charge of the Exhibitor Sales for the MBIA's three shows - The Detroit Boat Show, Spring Boating Expo and Boating & Outdoor Festival. Bethany has more than 13 years in sales experience and has a BA in Communications from the University of Michigan. Bethany joined the MBIA in 2012.

     

 

Donna Needham

Controller & Foundation Administrator
dneedham@mbia.org

 

Donna manages the Association's accounting department. Her responsibilities include: payroll, accounts receivable/payable, balancing the general ledger, producing financial statements and managing the boat show offices. Donna joined the MBIA in 1996.

     

 

Liz Szlaga

Administrative Support Specialist
lszlaga@mbia.org

 

Liz is responsible for the administrative tasks in the office, processing boat show exhibitor forms and other asociation duties. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2010. Liz joined MBIA in 2013.

     

 

Amanda Wendecker

Director of Marketing
awendecker@mbia.org

 

Amanda manages the MBIA's communications, public relations, marketing, sponsorship and social media efforts, as well as website updates. She also coordinates and manages Association meetings and the annual conference. Amanda graduated from Central Michigan University with a BAA in Integrated Public Relations. She joined the MBIA in 2008.

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