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2018

Candidates for the Board of Directors

At- L a r g e Vote for Two (3-year term)

                Antonio Gonzalez                                                        Scott Mereness

                       President                                                               President
                       TAXA Outdoors                                                           Lippert Components, Inc.
                       Houston, TX                                                             Elkhart, IN

                          Currently serves as President of TAXA                                   Has served as President of Lippert
                          Outdoors. Previously served as Principal                                Components since 2010. Joined the company
                          and Engagement Director for Accenture                                   in 1995 as a management trainee and was
                          Strategy Consulting (2007-2014); Financial                              promoted to various positions of increasing
Consultant for Citigroup (2006); and Senior Engineer and                responsibility before being named Chief Operating Officer (2003-
Product Launch Manager for General Motors Corporation (1999-            2010). RVIA Service: Current Member of the Market Information
2004). RVIA Service: Current Member of the Go RVing Coalition.          Committee and Supplier Committee; Participant for multiple
Other Service: Current Board Member for Leave No Trace and              years in RVIA’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day; Guest attendance at
Prospancia fka NSHMBA. Education: Earned MBA from IE                    Public & Legislative Affairs and Standards Steering committee
Business School in Madrid, Spain and Bachelor of Science in             meetings at RVIA Committee Week. Other Service: Manufactured
Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso.         Housing Institute (MHI) TAC Committee Member; Board Member
                                                                        of Ethos Science Center (January 2017 – Current); Board Member,
                John Haymond                                            Samaritan Center (2010-2013); YMCA Youth Soccer Coach;
                                                                        Parishioner, St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Education: Earned
                       Senior Vice President, Business                  Bachelor of Science degree Finance/Management IS from Miami
                       Development                                      University.
                       Medallion Bank
                       Salt Lake City, UT                                               Jeff Rutherford

                          Currently serves as Senior Vice President,                           President and Chief Executive Officer
                          Business Development for Medallion Bank.                             Airxcel, Inc.
                          Has worked in the RV retail finance business                         Wichita, KS
since 1995, starting and managing the first nationwide non-
prime retail finance program for American Investment Bank and                                     Currently serves as President and CEO at
then launching a nationwide retail finance program for Merrick                                    Airxcel, Inc. Previously worked at Carefree
Bank. RVIA Service: Current Member of the Financial Services                                      of Colorado as President (2004–2013) and
Committee. Multi-year Participant in RVIA Annual Meeting,                                         Vice President (1995–2003). RVIA Service:
RV Leadership Conference, Committee Week and Capitol Hill               Current Member of the Board of Directors after also serving from
Advocacy Day events. Other Service: Current Vice President              2004–2006 and 2009–2013; Current Chairman of the RV Service
and Board Member of the National Marine Lenders Association;            Training Council and Member of the RVDA/RVIA Certification
Current Committee and Board Member (since 1991) and Past Board          Governing Board; Current Member of the Awards Committee and
President of Neighbor Works Salt Lake; Member of the Consumer           Membership Committee. Past Chairman of the Industry Education
Credit Committee of the Utah Bankers Association (1997-2001).           Committee (2010-2014); Past Chairman of the Nominating
Education: Holds degrees in Organizational Communications               Committee (2013); Past Member of the Public Relations
from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.               Committee (2004-2016) and RVIA Technical Subcommittee on
                                                                        CAN & Lonworks (2001–2005). Education: Received Bachelor of
                                                                        Science degree from SUNY Oswego.

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