Keri Doscher is a marine industry veteran, having launched her industry career in 2000. She originally worked on the manufacturer side with Chaparral and Robalo Boats at their world headquarters in Georgia, supporting both the sales and marketing departments. Upon graduating and receiving a BA in Business Management, she relocated to the Panhandle after accepting a position as marketing director for a large marine retailer. In this role, she managed all aspects of regional retail marketing and event activities for four retail locations along the Gulf Coast. After four years, she was promoted to the role of business manager with responsibility for securing boat financing, insurance, extended warranty sales and delivery coordination at the retailer’s Destin, FL headquarters location. During her tenure, she was part of the senior management team that earned the #1 Dealership Ranking in North America, and the prestigious induction into the Top 100 Hall of Fame. This is also where Keri forged a long -term business relationship with future business partner Shawn Talpey. After a dozen years with the retailer and 16 years in the industry, Keri joined Shawn Talpey in the Fall of 2015 to form Emerald Coast Marine, with the clear vision to provide a more customer-centric marine experience for boaters along the Emerald Coast. As vice president of Emerald Coast Marine Center, Keri oversees finance, insurance, warranties and boat delivery, as well as the accounting and HR department. She also lends her considerable marine marketing and event experience to support Emerald Coast Marine Center initiatives. Keri is highly committed to her customers, the business and her team, and to the marine industry at large. She was recently appointed to serve on the national Marine Retailers Association of America board of directors. She also is actively engaged in a marine industry 20 Group. Keri is married to her high school sweetheart Robbie. They have one son, Colson, and enjoy family boating time as well as creating memories on family trips to popular vacation destinations.