Shelley Tubaugh
Vice President of Marketing
Grady-White Boats, Inc.

“Manufacturing offers women and men a great level playing field in which to excel. The collaborative nature of the manufacturing environment itself brings out the very best in all, as we work together solving problems and reaching goals. Meeting amazing people along the way is a true gift too!”

Shelley has made significant improvements to the systems of Grady-White Boats, Inc. over the course of her career. Since 1988 when she created the first electronic records system and coding for warranty claims analysis, Shelley has been an integral part of the company. Since then, her presence has only become more prominent. She is responsible for the first Grady-White retail website, the first business-to-business website, the first online warranty submission portal, the first dealer standards reporting system and countless other innovations.

Shelley has moved up the corporate ladder deftly, and it has taken her from Customer Service Administrator to Vice President of Marketing. All of Shelley’s roles have allowed her opportunities to interact with customers and improve on all that came before. These experiences allow Shelley to help promote Grady-White’s marketing mission of creating systems of communication for all stakeholders to maximize healthy relationships and gather intelligence to satisfy market development planning needs.

Through mentoring, Shelley has demonstrated what it’s like to be a true leader—and not just a boss. Her willingness to take on any task and commitment to upholding Grady-White’s core value of paying exceptional attention to detail make her a tremendous example to others.

Away from the office, Shelley makes time for her two daughters, her church and her community. She’s an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington, NC, holding numerous leadership positions. She was also involved as a Beaufort County Recreation Department Cheerleading Coach and 4-H Club co-leader. Shelley is currently the Secretary for the Beaufort County FFA Alumnae Association, working with the county high schools to foster leadership skills in agricultural-related learning fields.

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