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Port Manatee’s Zimmermann named International Propeller Club Member of Year

[ October 27, 2019   //   ]

Port Manatee’s senior communications manager, Virginia Zimmermann, is The International Propeller Club of the United States’ International Member of the Year, selected from among more than 6,000 members throughout the world.
Zimmermann received the global honor at an Oct. 17 luncheon during the maritime industry group’s 93rd annual International Convention and Conference in New Orleans.
Zimmermann, who earlier this year received recognition as Port Manatee Propeller Club Member of the Year and Southeast Region Propeller Club Member of the Year, was cited for working with the local board of directors in quadrupling the number of members in the Port Manatee affiliate to 130 in fewer than two years.
Zimmermann, currently serving as the Port Manatee club’s second vice president, also received acknowledgment for her role in bolstering the chapter’s outreach efforts, including via the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ship-Shape Showcase, and for generating support for Propeller Club college scholarships awarded to local high school students pursuing maritime industry careers. She also has put her communications skills to use in revamping the Port Manatee Propeller Club’s website.