David Gorin, the outgoing president of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), has formed a Washington D.C.-based management consulting firm, David Gorin & Associates, to provide “a wide range of services to private and public sector individuals, businesses, agencies and institutions” in the campground and RV park sector.
Gorin, who announced his resignation as ARVC’s head late last year, also has joined in a separate partnership with Washington lobbyist Aubrey King, who has represented ARVC’s interests in the nation’s capitol for several years. The new firm, King & Gorin, is a joint venture specializing “in providing Washington representation and counsel on government matters to associations and businesses, focusing on the travel, tourism and recreation sectors.”
Gorin will be joined at Gorin & Associates by Ben Carr, a former campground owner and Thousand Trails executive, Tom Ricks, former vice president of Outdoor Resorts, and Jack May, a tax and financial consultant in suburban Washington.
“The types of things we will be working with will bring some new thinking to the campground industry,’” Gorin said. “I think the industry is on the edge of a roll, a real upswing.”
Gorin said he anticipates that Gorin & Associates will join the ARVC Business Forum, an advisory group ARVC formed two years ago.
Gorin also will pen a regular column in Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM), a monthly trade journal published by California-based Affinity Group Inc., which also produces RV Business magazine and RVBUSINESS.com.
ARVC CEO Linda Profaizer, former publisher of Woodall Publications Corp., will succeed Gorin as ARVC president on Feb. 1.