Jeff Green, automotive/recreational vehicle (RV) correspondent for Bloomberg News, received the 2004 Distinguished Achievement in RV Journalism Award.  
The award is presented annually by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) to journalists for “exemplary coverage of the RV industry before national audiences.”
In accepting the award, Green noted the importance of the RV industry to the economic health of the United States, stating,  “The RV industry is a leading economic indicator. When the RV industry is doing well that means the economy in general is doing well. I hope my work has helped raise awareness of this fact in the wider financial and business community.”
 “Jeff Green has been diligent in covering the RV industry for Bloomberg’s influential readership,” said RVIA Board Chairman Bruce Hertzke, chairman, president and CEO of Winnebago Industries.
Hertzke, RVIA President Dave Humphreys and RVIA Public Relations Committee Chairman B.J. Thompson, president of B.J. Thompson Associates Inc., presented the award to Green at a special ceremony Dec. 1 during RVIA’s 42nd Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
As the 26th recipient of the prestigious award, Green joins a distinguished roster of such previous honorees as travel publishing giant Arthur Frommer; PBS MotorWeek’s Executive Producer and Host John Davis; Field & Stream Editor Slaton White; Washington Post Automotive Industry Reporter Warren Brown; former CNN correspondent Larry Woods; and Bob Livingston, executive director of RV Today on cable’s Outdoor Life Network.
In the ceremony, Green was recognized as a leading journalist whose reports have helped raise the RV industry’s profile and educated the business community about the RV industry’s status as a leading economic indicator.  Since 2001, Green’s monthly reports have appeared in newspapers worldwide, exposing many other business journalists and analysts to the RV market sector. Prior to Bloomberg, Green worked for Business Week, where he covered the automotive industry.