Vince Lombardi Jr. will be the keynote speaker at the first annual Indiana/Michigan joint conference on Sept. 19-21 in South Bend, Ind., uniting the state associations representing the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries.
The conference will take place at the Marriott Hotel and Century Plaza in downtown South Bend, one block away from the College Football Hall of Fame. The opening reception will feature a friendly contest between the respective boards of directors in a Punt, Pass and Kick competition at the Gridiron Plaza located directly behind the Hall of Fame.
Lombardi, who is the son of legendary football coach Vincent T. Lombardi, had a run in politics before joining the head office of the fledgling Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League in 1975. He later led two United States Football League teams as president and general manager.
Lombardi is scheduled to address members on Sept. 20 at the Industry Reception and Dinner. “Mr. Lombardi’s participation should add to the overall excitement in following the football classic theme,” said MMH & RVCA Executive Director Timothy J. DeWitt.
The conference will feature a full day of educational seminars geared for all segments of the industry, including state-specific sessions, campground program and tour, panel discussions from national leaders from the respective industries. Members also are invited to exhibit during the conference, with fees starting at $100.
“For those who are in the industry and members of the respective associations, this is a great opportunity to bring everyone together to exchange ideas while participating in this special event,” said IMHA-RVIC Executive Director Dennis Harney,