The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) is seeking nomination for the James B. Summers (JBS) award, association’s highest honor.

According to a press release, the RVDA board created the award in honor of past Executive Vice President and CEO Jim Summers, who was the first to receive it in 1986. The JBS recognizes individuals who make a consistent and outstanding contribution to RVDA and its members. 

Nominees for the award are required to have at least five years of service with and for RVDA, and given consistent and outstanding contributions to RVDA and its members. One of the few restrictions states that the nominee may not be a current elected member of the RVDA board.

To nominate an individual, provide the name and a narrative describing the contributions this person has made to the association. Staff presents all nominations to the RVDA board for consideration at their June meeting, and the candidate must be selected by a majority vote.


The award will be presented during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 6-10 at Bally’s in Las Vegas.

To submit a nomination contact Ronnie Hepp at [email protected] or 703-591-0734.