MarineMax Recognized as a Leader in Advancing Gender Diversity in the Boardroom
CLEARWATER, FL (November 10, 2022) – MarineMax Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, is pleased to share the Company was honored at the Women in Leadership (WEL) 2022 Corporate Salute Event held on October 20, 2022. MarineMax received the Elevate Award recognizing the advancement of gender diversity across their Board of Directors since WEL’s Census in 2017. MarineMax’s Board of Directors comprises three women—33% of independent directors are female.
Women Executive Leadership (WEL) Florida, a non-profit organization that advocates, educates, and connects accomplished executive women, periodically prepares a census of top public companies headquartered in Florida, as listed by net revenue, according to Florida Trend Magazine. Using the most recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including annual reports and proxy statements, WEL evaluates the number of women on boards and in executive positions. Based on those results, companies are honored and brought together to celebrate and reaffirm the financial and social benefits of diversity in the boardroom and corporate leadership.
“I am thrilled that MarineMax has been recognized by WEL for our industry-leading representation of women on our board,” said Evelyn Follit, Director, MarineMax Board of Directors and member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees. “MarineMax has made many enhancements to our corporate governance structure since I joined the board in 2015—gender diversity is one of many important considerations for expanding the breadth and depth of experience of our board.” Ms. Follit continued, “I look forward to contributing to the future success of MarineMax as we continue to execute on our strategic plan to maximize shareholder value.”