In a significant development for the recreational vehicle (RV) industry, the RV Industry Association (RVIA), the sector’s governing body, has announced the candidates for its Board of Directors.
The board, which sets and oversees policies on critical issues such as standards, marketing, government affairs, industry education, statistical data, and association finances, will see nine candidates contesting for three open seats this year.
The election process, which is set to begin on Tuesday, September 5, and conclude at midnight on Monday, September 25, is being closely watched by the industry.
The results, due to be announced in early October, will usher in a new era for the RV Industry Association, with the newly elected board members commencing their three-year terms on January 1, 2024.
The RV Manufacturers seat has drawn candidates Ashley Bontrager Lehman of Ember Recreational Vehicles, Inc., Scott Hubble of nuCamp, and Bryan L. Hughes of Winnebago Industries. Each candidate brings a unique blend of experience and expertise, promising to contribute significantly to the industry’s growth and development.
The Park Model RV Manufacturers seat sees Trevor Kropf of Kropf Industries, Inc., John Soard of Woodland Park, Inc., and John Tuyo of Champion Homes in the fray. Their diverse backgrounds and extensive industry experience make them formidable contenders for the seat.
The Suppliers seat has attracted Heather Jenks of Genesis Products, April Klein-Carroll of Lippert Components, and Missy Rogers of Tredit Tire and Wheel Company. Their collective knowledge and expertise are expected to be instrumental in steering the association and the industry towards growth and success.
The RV industry, a significant contributor to the economy, is projected to reach approximately USD $64.25 billion globally by 2024, as per the News & Insights report of the RVIA.
The best and brightest in the RV industry have the opportunity to make a significant impact in the sector through their roles on the RVIA Board of Directors. Their leadership and strategic decisions can shape the future of the industry.
The RV Industry Association Board of Directors election is a pivotal event in the industry, determining the individuals who will guide the association’s strategies and policies for the next three years.
The election process, which is transparent and democratic, allows each member company to cast their vote, ensuring that the elected board members represent the interests of the entire association.
The newly elected board members, set to begin their terms on January 1, 2024, will mark the start of a new chapter for the RV Industry Association. Their leadership will be crucial in navigating the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the RV industry.