The RV Industry Association (RVIA) Governance Committee has started work on the Board of Directors election. Every year, the Committee supervises and creates a ballot of skilled RV industry leaders running for the various posts up for election.
The election is held in September, announcing the result in early October. Successfully elected new board members will begin their three-year terms from January 1st, 2023, as per the News & Insights report of the RVIA.
In November of last year, the Board of Directors adopted revised Bylaws designed to reorganize the Board and modernize the association’s governance system. The new structure reduces the number of elected directors to 12, expands the number of appointed directors to four, and, along with the Immediate Past President, fixed the minimum total Board size at 17.
The elected directors will consist of six RV manufacturer members, one PMRV manufacturer member, and five supplier members. The Board has instructed the Governance and Executive Committees to “manage the transition and complete implementation of these provisions by no later than December 31, 2024.” This will be done over the next three election cycles to minimize the disruption to current terms.
The first transitional year will see fewer seats than usual, with two supplier representative positions up for elections. Incumbent directors with expiring terms from previous suppliers and at-large categories can run for re-election.
In addition to incumbents and candidates recruited by the Governance Committee, the RVIA Bylaws also provide a way for qualified persons to be nominated directly from the membership.
These nominations of a person engaged in an active managerial position with an RVIA member should be presented by the RVIA in writing and approved by the official representatives of at least three other voting class member companies.
The Board of Directors is the highest-level authority in the association’s overall organizational structure. It is responsible for setting and overseeing strategy and policies related to critical topics such as standards, marketing, government affairs, industry education, statistical data, and association finances.
The nomination process is designed to identify strong candidates from member companies interested in upholding these responsibilities.
The deadline for receiving written nominations from the membership is 5:00 pm EDT, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. All properly submitted nominees will be added to the final ballot.
Send completed written nominations to RVIA Vice President & General Counsel Bob Schmitt at [email protected].