Leisure Systems Inc., which franchises Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, has hired Ron Vitkun as its director of franchise sales and development.
Vitkun previously owned and operated the Jellystone Park in Hagerstown, Md., for 17 years with his wife, Vicki. They recently sold the park and Vitkun will now use his experience to help LSI identify new Jellystone Park construction and conversion opportunities as the company continues to expand the Jellystone Park franchise across North America.
Vitkun is well known in the campground industry, having served as a regent and instructor at the National School of RV and Campground Management in Oglebay, W.V. He is a Certified Park Operator and Certified Aquatic Facilities Manager.
He also served as a vice president of the Maryland Association of Campgrounds, past chair of the Washington County Visitors and Convention Bureau, and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to owning the Jellystone Park franchise in Hagerstown, Vitkun held sales management positions with several national companies, including Colgate-Palmolive, Polaroid Corp. and Porsche-Carrera Eyewear. Vitkun holds a bachelor’s in health education from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the East Stroudsburg University Sports Hall of Fame for football.