Kathy Dyers

The Maine Campground Owners Association (MECOA) has promoted Administrative Manager Kathy Dyer to executive director of the association, replacing Rick Abare, who resigned in December.

Dyer, who has worked as MECOA’s administrative manager for the past 12 years, was promoted by a unanimous vote of the MECOA Board of Directors, according to association President Todd Southwick of Kokatosi Campground in Raymond, Me.

“Kathy has been an exemplary employee and has excellent knowledge of the benefits and services MECOA provides to our membership,” Southwick said in a press release. “Anyone who has had the pleasure to meet or work with Kathy knows how enthusiastic she is about our industry. She is a true professional – always willing to serve the membership and never without a smile.”

Southwick said Dyer will assume the duties of executive director effective immediately and will hit the ground running this week by attending Northeast RV & Camping Show in Hartford, Conn., where she will represent MECOA’s 200 members and distribute the new 2014 Maine Camping Guide as well as members’ brochures.

Dyer said she is looking forward to serving MECOA members in her new position. “I am honored to serve MECOA as executive director and appreciate the opportunity the Board of Directors has given me,” she said.  “I am looking forward to serving our members and continuing to make their business more successful in every way possible through top notch education, advocacy, and marketing.”

Dyer can be reached at [email protected] or at (207) 782-5874. Information about Maine’s campgrounds is also available at www.campmaine.com.