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Wall Street insider Peter Ricchiuti and political pundit Stuart Rothenberg will be the headline speakers during RVIA’s Annual Meeting in Aspen, Colo., scheduled for September 26-28.
The RVIA Board of Directors will meet on Sept. 26, followed by a full slate of events and activities.
Peter Ricchiuti, assistant dean at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, will present an Economic Outlook on Sept. 27 at 8 a.m., which focuses on the RV industry’s current and future status on Wall Street. Ricchiuti replaces previously scheduled presenter, Brian Wesbury.
After a successful career on Wall Street, Ricchiuti served for five years as the assistant state treasurer and chief investment officer for the State of Louisiana. In 1993, he funded the Burkenroad Report, an investment research program.
Ricchuiti and his program have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN-fn and CNBC.
Rothenberg, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report, will follow with a seminar entitled “Upcoming Elections and Beyond” at 9:45 a.m., offering a preview of the presidential election in November.
Rothenberg is one of the nation’s most respected sources of unbiased inside information on campaign and political trends. In addition to his weekly column in Capitol Hill’s Roll Call newspaper, he has been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York’s Daily News, The Baltimore Sun and dozens of other publications.
Another highlight of this year’s event will include a panel discussion featuring former industry executives Bill Doyle, Mike Larime and Elden Smith. RVIA President Dave Humphreys will serve as moderator for the 11 a.m. panel discussion. These industry businessmen are recognized for leading their companies to success and sustaining it over the years.
Other agenda items include:
* The Annual Membership Meeting is slated for Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. Marti Allbright, executive director of Take Pride in America, will be the keynote speaker for this event. Allbright, who was named to her post in 2003 by Interior Secretary Gale Norton, is responsible for leading this partnership initiative to increase volunteer service on America’s public lands and connect Americans to their outdoors legacy.
* In-depth briefings on association programs will also be presented during the meeting, including: a state of the association address by RVIA Chairman of the Board Claire Skinner; an association financial overview by treasurer Carl Pfalzgraf; remarks by Humphreys; presentations on RVIA’s PR activities, the Go RVing campaign and an annual awards ceremony.