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KOA Hires New In-House Legal Counsel

Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) welcomes Emily Cross, who will serve as its in-house legal counsel.

“With our continued and projected growth, Emily’s expertise will be critical,” said KOA Chief Financial Officer Chris Scheer in a press release. “She brings a wealth of knowledge in a commercial capacity that will help move our company forward in a responsible and ethical way.”

Photo courtesy of Kampgrounds of America

In her new role as KOA’s attorney, Cross will ensure that the company maintains legal compliance and manages risk and safety in its operations as a corporation and its owned campground properties.

Several legal duties Cross will help the company with include working with contracts, governance, and intellectual property. She will also be the primary contact point for external attorneys and law firms.

Cross brings extensive experience practicing commercial litigation to KOA, working in the discipline in both Los Angeles and Montana. She also worked as a clerk in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

A native of Glendive, Mont., Cross earned her Juris Doctor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Prior to this, she attended the University of Montana, where she earned a bachelor’s of philosophy and minors in music and economics.

About Kampgrounds of America

Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA), currently celebrating its 60th year of operations, is the definitive leader in outdoor hospitality.

United under the mission of “connecting people to the outdoors and each other,” the company consists of two unique brands: KOA and Terramor Outdoor Resorts. KOA, the world’s largest system of privately owned, open to the public campgrounds, consists of more than franchised and owned campgrounds.

With unrivaled brand visibility, KOA offers campground owners and operators unparalleled support in campground education, design, recruitment, marketing and technology.

Terramor Outdoor Resorts, a glamping venture, opened its first flagship property in Bar Harbor, Maine in 2020. Translated to “Love of Land,” the brand focuses on delivering a refined and upscale outdoor experience.

For more information, visit KOA.com and TerramorOutdoorResort.com.

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February 20, 2024 8:18 am

Isn’t it fantastic that KOA has hired Emily Cross as its in-house legal counsel? 🎉 This is a promising development for KOA as Emily Cross’s extensive experience in commercial litigation and her background of practicing in Los Angeles and Montana, as well as clerking in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, will undoubtedly bring valuable expertise to the company’s legal team. With her appointment, KOA is further demonstrating its commitment to legal compliance and risk management, reinforcing its position as a leader in outdoor hospitality. 😊


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