Tate is our 2010 Woman of the Year!
Marnie has been a member of the ABWA Emerald Coast Chamber since
1984. She has served as President, President-Elect, Vice
President, Programs Committee Chair and chaired several other
Marnie's ABWA achievements include being selected as the Business
Associate of the Year, earned the Sapphire Star Award from ABWA
National for sponsoring 33 new members.
Marnie was inducted into the Okaloosa County Women's Hall of Fame
for spearheading the 911 Emergency Telephone System in the
county. She was the first female President of the Fort
Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Professionally, Marnie has been a Financial Representative for
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network for 29 years. She severed as
their first female National President and earned numerous
professional designations within the company. She has given
motivational speeches within the company and to various other
Marnie serves the local community in various leadership positions
including United Way, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and
Marnie's mission is to have a positive impact on and make a
difference in the lives of her family, friends and clients.
She has been married 28 years and has 3 children. She enjoys
yoga, reading and gardening.
Past ABWA Emerald Coast Chapter Woman of the Year
of the Year Pictured (L to R - Back Row) Back Row- Lisa
Spencer 2009, Carol Evans 1992, Shareen Ketchem 1995,
Tammy McDaniel 2006, Dorothy Farland 1985, Gayle
Carmichael 2000, Darlene Dean 2001, Judy Elgin 1993,
Pam White 2008, Jeanne Rief 1990
Front- Sherry Kennedy 2005, Sherry Marcolongo 2003,
Tammy Magee 2007, Marnie Tate 2010, Bev Bain 2004, Becky
Belcher 1996, Shirley Young 1999, Kathi Heapy
by Nivaska Eastwold - Linck
Photography and Design
Business Women's Association
Emerald Coast Chapter #1579
P.O. Box 731
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549