Simply Marinas was founded by Michelle Ash. Her first involvement in marinas was as an investor and lender over two decades ago. As a result of her fascination with the freedom the space provided and her love for the waterfront, she recruited her family and friends to invest in marinas. She soon branched out to national marina sales and lending. She had prior leadership positions in business, marketing and research that prepared her to elevate her marina clients’ success to a new level. She held the positions of Business Industry Development Coordinator, and Director of Community Relations for Dade County Public Schools; Executive Officer of Integrated Media and then CEO of WLRN Radio and TV. She has an MBA and Ph.D. in business management with a focus on marketing, and a post-doctorate in Total Quality Management.
Her awards include: Top sales producer for three chambers; Finalist, Coral Gables Chamber Athena Award for community involvement; Hall of Fame, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; Recognized by Miami Today as one of six women business leaders in Miami; Finalist, Greater Miami Chamber Real Estate Leaders, and Achievers Award; and “Deal Maker” designation by the Daily Business Review.