The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) board elected Jim Shields of Pan Pacific RV Centers Inc., French Camp, Calif., as chairman during the association’s annual meeting Sept. 26-29 at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas.
Shields served on the RVDA board as first vice chairman in 2005-06.
“I look forward to the coming year and digging into some of the issues that affect all of us as dealers,” Shields told members during the annual meeting. “We have an excellent group of volunteer leaders serving on the board of directors and board of delegates that will serve the association well over the next 12 months.”
Other members of the RVDA board for 2006-2007 are: First vice chairman Jeff Pastore, Hartville RV Center Inc., Hartville, Ohio; Second Vice Chairman Larry Troutt, Toppers’ Camping Center, Houston, Texas; Treasurer Debbie Brunoforte, Little Dealer, Little Prices, Mesa, Ariz.; Secretary Tim O’Brien, Circle K RV’s Inc., Lapeer, Mich.; directors Doc Allen, C.S.R.A. Camperland Inc., Martinez, Ga., and Peter Albano, American RV, Olive Branch, Miss.
Also serving on the board will be: Past Chairman Dell Sanders, J.D. Sanders Inc., Alachua, Fla.; RVDA Education Foundation Chairman Rick Horsey, Parkview RV Center, Smyrna, Del.; RV Assistance Corp. (RVAC) Chairman Tom Stinnett, Tom Stinnett RV Freedom Center, Clarksville, Ind.; RV Rental Association (RVRA) Chairman Bert Alanko, MBA Insurance, Scottsdale, Ariz.
RVDA President Mike Molino also serves as a non-voting member.