Marine Lenders Announces New Officers & Directors; January, 2016

The National Marine Lenders Association is pleased to announce its new slate of officers for 2016-2017. Michael Bryant, Trident Funding Corporation, will serve another one-year term as President and Bill Otto, Lake Effect Financial, will continue on as Treasurer of the organization. Dennis Poer, Community and Southern Bank will serve as Vice President and John Haymond, Medallion Bank will serve as Secretary.


Three seats on the Board of Directors were also confirmed at the December 3, 2015 Annual Meeting. Jim Coburn, Coburn & Associates, LLC has been re-elected and Nikki Bates, Intercoastal Financial Group and Ken Jones, FirstMerit Bank have joined the NMLA Board for the first time. Alll have been elected to serve from 2015 - 2018. 

Membership in the NMLA includes financial institutions such as commercial banks, private financing firms, savings and loan companies, and credit unions. Firms extend or originate credit to consumers, retailers/dealers and manufacturers of recreational boats and equipment. Associate members are those which provide services to the marine lending community. For more information please visit