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Newly Elected Board Members Poised to Steer RV Industry Association into 2024

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) recently announced the results of the 2023 Board of Directors Election, marking a significant event in the RV industry’s calendar. The election, which took place between September 5 and September 25, saw the emergence of new leaders ready to steer the association into the future.

The election results revealed Ember Recreational Vehicles Founder, President, and CEO Ashley Bontrager Lehman; Kropf Industries General Manager Trevor Kropf; and Genesis Products Vice President Heather Jenks as the newly elected members occupying the RV manufacturer, park model RV manufacturer, and supplier seats respectively. 

Vice President of Genesis Products, Heather Jenks. Photo courtesy of the RV Industry Association.

Their tenure, set to commence on January 1, 2024, comes at a pivotal time for the RV industry, which continues to evolve in response to market dynamics, as per the News & Insights report of the RVIA.

The Board of Directors at RVIA holds a crucial role in setting and overseeing the association’s strategy and policies on critical industry topics. From standards and marketing to government affairs and industry education, the board’s decisions significantly impact the RV industry’s trajectory.

Founder, President, and CEO of Ember Recreational Vehicles, Inc, Ashley Bontrager Lehman. Photo courtesy of the RV Industry Association.

Each board member brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, promising a robust leadership capable of navigating the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Their collective vision will likely shape the RVIA’s strategic focus in the coming years.

The election process, overseen by the RV Industry Association Governance Committee, was meticulously structured to ensure a fair and transparent selection of board members. The committee prepared a ballot of qualified RV industry leaders, setting the stage for a competitive election.

General Manager of Kropf Industries, Inc, Trevor Kropf. Photo courtesy of the RV Industry Association.

The governance transition, which began in 2022, marked a new chapter in RVIA’s journey toward a more streamlined and effective governance structure. The 2023 election is a continuation of this transition, reflecting the association’s commitment to evolving its governance to meet the industry’s needs.

Additional information regarding the election and the RVIA’s governance structure can be found on the RVIA’s official website. The association continues to provide updates and insights, keeping its members and the broader RV industry informed.

For inquiries regarding the election, interested parties can reach out to Colleen Muldoon at [email protected]. The RVIA remains a pivotal platform for stakeholders to engage, collaborate, and contribute to the RV industry’s growth and sustainability.


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