The RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) Chairman’s Dinner and Gala will be held during RVs Move America Week on June 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. During there event, the industry will honor Bob Parish, who served as the RV Industry Association chairman of the board from 2017-2019.
RVIA New & Insights reported that Parish’s contributions to the industry spans over 36 years, and under his leadership the last two years, the industry has grown to new heights.
Parish has spearheaded some of the sssociation’s most pivotal moves including the launch of Go RVing more than two decades ago, supporting efforts to establish an office of recreation with the Department of the Interior last year, and even more recently, standing behind the efforts of uniting around a legislative agenda to increase access to public lands and modernize national parks. For his contributions, Parish was recently awarded the David J. Humphrey’s Industry Unity Award during the 2019 RV Industry Awards at RVX in Salt Lake City. The award recognizes an individual who continuously strives to encourage the multiple constituencies of the industry to work collectively for the growth and betterment of the industry.
The Newseum which stands between the U.S. Capitol and the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. and features dramatic vistas of Washington. The facility is considered one of the most interactive museums in the world with 15 galleries and 15 theaters showcasing the story of news and the role of a free press in major events in history. Exhibits include the 9/11 Gallery, the Berlin Wall Gallery, and the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, which features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize–winning entry dating back to 1942.