Mike Molino

Although it’s not an official association-hosted function, the leadership of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) will be holding a celebration dinner June 12 at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va., honoring former president Mike Molino.

According to RVDA, the evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by a sit-down dinner and program at 6:45 p.m. Cost for attendance is $100 and seats can be reserved through RVDA.

Molino stepped down April 2 after 16 years of service with RVDA. Phil Ingrassia succeeded him as president.

During his years with RVDA, the association extended its leadership role in RV industry affairs through development of the association’s Model Dealer Agreement and the Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. Molino was a key leader in the formation of the RVDA Education Foundation, now known as the RV Learning Center, and also a strong supporter of continuing education and certification for RV dealership employees.

During Molino’s tenure, RVDA also played a key role in the formation of the Go RVing Coalition’s national advertising campaign, which is co-owned with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Molino is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and was elected to the RV/MH Hall of Fame in 2006.

Prior to his role with RVDA Molino served in the U.S. Army.