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Nicki Polan

Executive Director


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


Bethany is in charge of the Exhibitor Sales for the MBIA's three shows - The Detroit Boat Show, Novi Boat Show and Metro Boat Show. 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.



Liz Szlaga

Administrative Support Specialist


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 the MBIA in 2013.



Amanda Wendecker

Vice President of Marketing


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.


Danielle Baldridge



Danielle is responsible for the overall accounting of the association. Her responsibilities include development of financial statements, related accounting functions and procedures, and accounts payable/receivable. Danielle has a BS degree in Public Accounting from Cleary University. Danielle joined the MBIA in 2017.



Chris Lessway

Membership Manager


Chris is responsible for membership retention and growth, benefit programs, communications, outreach and more. Chris studied Business Administration at Eastern Michigan University and is a published author in many fishing publications around the country. Chris joined the MBIA in 2019.

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