The RV Industry Association (RVIA) is gearing up for its annual Board of Directors election. The Governance Committee is currently preparing a ballot of qualified RV industry leaders who are interested in running for one of the positions up for election.
The election will take place in September, with results announced in early October. Newly elected board members will begin serving their three-year terms on January 1, 2024.
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 that are interested in upholding these responsibilities, as per the News & Insights report of the RVIA.
The Board consists of 12 directors elected by the Association members, up to 4 directors appointed by the Board (to include skill sets that provide value to the Association), and the Immediate Past Chair (for continuity of knowledge).
In addition, former Board Chairs that are still active in the industry are welcome to continue serving. The elected directors consist of 6 RV manufacturer members, 1 park model RV manufacturer member, and 5 supplier members.
In addition to incumbents and candidates recruited by the Governance Committee, the RV Industry Association Bylaws also provide a way for qualified persons to be nominated directly from the membership.
Such nominations must: (1) name a person who is engaged in an active managerial position with a voting class member company in good standing; (2) be submitted in writing; (3) be signed by the official representatives of at least three other member companies from the same voting class; and (4) received not later than 5:00 pm EDT, Wednesday, July 19, 2023. All properly submitted nominees will be reviewed by the Governance Committee and qualified nominees will be added to the final ballot.
The Board normally meets at least three times a year: in March at the RV Industry Leadership Conference, in June during RVs Move America Week in Washington, DC, and in November at the RV Dealers Association Convention in Las Vegas. Several Board conference call meetings may also be held, as the need arises.
Candidates must be engaged in an active managerial position and employed by a voting class member company in good standing with the RV Industry Association.
To be in good standing, a member must have all its Association dues and assessments paid up to date and not be in a suspended status. Persons employed by associate, manufacturer’s representative, or honorary member entities are not eligible to run.
Board terms are for three years, with a maximum of three consecutive elected terms allowed. This upcoming election is a significant event for the RV industry, as the Board of Directors plays a crucial role in shaping the industry’s future.
For more information, visit https://www.rvia.org/.