Margaret Podlich

Executive Director, ABYC Foundation


Margaret Bonds Podlich is the Executive Director of the nonprofit ABYC Foundation, working to address the nationwide shortage of marine service techs by providing resources to instructors and students, and connecting with the industry.  Prior to this she consulted for a variety of marine companies.  She left BoatU.S. in 2016 after 22 years leading their environmental work, governmental policy, and then president.  She has been recognized with the 2014 Darlene Briggs National Marine Industry Woman of the Year, 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the National Sailing Industry, and the 2020 Boating Industry Movers and Shakers runnerup. Margaret is “Most likely to be found on the water on paddlecraft, power or sailboats.”

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