John McCluskey of Florida Outdoors RV Elected
RVDA Chairman of the Board

John McCluskey of Florida Outdoors RV in Stuart, FL was elected Chairman of the Board of the RV Dealers Association during the RVDA Annual Meeting at the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas.

In his remarks to the membership he said, “I have nothing but confidence in our future. When our industry gives consumers what they want when they want it, we serve to build the RV lifestyle, sell the total experience, and will out-perform our peers in other leisure industries.”

He also thanked Immediate Past Chairman Jeff Hirsch of Campers Inn for his two years of service making him the longest serving Chairman in RVDA history.

Also elected to officer positions at the meeting are: First Vice Chairman Brian Wilkins of Wilkins RV in Bath, NY; Second Vice Chair Darrell Friesen of All Seasons RV Center in Yuba City, CA; Treasurer Tim Wegge of Burlington RV Superstore in Sturtevant, WI; and Secretary Mike Regan of Crestview RV Center in Buda, TX. Jeff Hirsch of Campers Inn is the Immediate Past Chair.  

Sherry Shields of Pan Pacific RV Center in French Camp, CA, and Glenn Thomas of Bill Thomas Camper Sales in Wentzville, OH, were elected to the Board of Directors at the same time. They join directors Ron Shepherd of Camperland of Oklahoma in Tulsa, OK, and Rod Ruppel of Webster City RV Inc. in Webster City, IA on the Board along with RVAC Chairman Tom Stinnett of Tom Stinnett Derby City RV Center, Clarksville, IN; RVRA Chairman Scott Krenek of Krenek RV Center, Coloma, MI; and Mike Molino RV Learning Center Chairman Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center, Hartville, OH.  RVDA President Phil Ingrassia continues as a non-voting member of the board.

Debbie Brunoforte Receives RVDA’s Highest Honor

The RVDA Board of Directors honored Debbie Brunoforte of Little Dealer, Little Prices of Mesa, AZ with the organization’s highest honor, the James B. Summers Award on Nov. 13 at the organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. She was recognized for her long-term service to RVDA, including a term as Chairman of the Board, active service with the Go RVing coalition, and her instrumental role in forming the Arizona RV Dealers Association.

Bestowing the award, RVDA President Phil Ingrassia called Brunoforte “One of the hardest working and most tenacious people I’ve ever worked with.” He also noted that she is “extremely active in her state association and a popular spokesperson for our industry . . . both locally and nationally.”


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