The Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC) announced the appointment of Matt Rose as director of recreation vehicles.

According to a press release, Rose’s responsibilities will include coordination and promotion of RV and camping shows, new membership growth and sponsorship opportunities for the association and its events.

“Matt brings a vast amount of experience and skills with him to our organization,” said IMHA-RVIC Executive Director Mark Bowersox. “His marketing and hospitality background will help to grow our membership and strengthen our RV shows and other events.”

A native Hoosier, Rose brings 20 years in the hospitality industry to his position with IMHA-RVIC, most recently serving as director of sales and marketing at the Century Center in South Bend, Ind. His background includes sales and coordination of trade shows and special events, business to business sales, marketing and event promotion. Rose, 43, earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.

In other news, IMHA-RVIC will host the Valley RV & Camping Show Jan. 18-20 at the Century Center. According to Rose, the event will feature more than 70 RVs on display along with several campgrounds exhibiting. For more information visit www.rvshows.org.