Carroll continues in active leadership roles throughout in the industry. She is an 18-year member of the NMMA board; former chairman of the Boat Manufacturers Board, and active on the Advisory Council of Boat Owners’ Association of the United States (Boat U.S.). Carroll rose quickly through the ranks at Grady-White Boats, starting as a production control clerk in 1975 and eventually being named vice-president of engineering and manufacturing. She was named president of Grady-White Boats in 1993 and at the time the only woman to hold such a post in the boat manufacturing industry. Carroll’s ability to assemble and inspire the best managers, her steadfast beliefs, and her hard work continue to set an example for the entire industry.