The primary purpose of the RV Industry Emerging Leaders Coalition is to strengthen institutional industry collaboration, competency, engagement, inclusivity, and innovation by identifying, recruiting, developing, engaging, and retaining emerging industry leaders and harnessing and elevating diverse emerging industry leader perspectives. In order to fulfill its purpose, the Coalition will:

  • Engage with the RV Industry Association and other industry related associations
  • Promote Coalition initiatives to the industry through engagement with industry media
  • Identify and educate current industry leadership on key trends in innovation and emerging demographic areas
Member Organization Title
Adam Grillot Airstream Marketing Manager & Consumer Experience
Anthony Wollschlager Dicor Corporation Division President
Bastian Kastner Schattdecor Inc. National Sales Manager Finished Surfaces
Cory Nelson Winnebago Industries, Inc. Assistant General Counsel & Secretary
David Basler ARVC - National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds
Hugo Gonzalez Patrick Industries, Inc.
Katy Friesz Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Larry Besse Primeaux RV Vice President/GM
Matt Veurink Sales Manager
Michael Gaeddert Forest River, Inc.
Michael Walsh Dometic Corporation RVAM Director of Sales – Canada | Americas RV Division
Michilah Grimes Lippert Director
Mike Terlep Coachmen RV
Renee Jones THOR Industries, Inc. Senior Director of Marketing
Rick Kessler G & G Media Group LLC dba RV Business Managing Editor
Rusty Eckstein Mount Comfort RV Owner/Partner
Steven Hileman TH2 Connect, LLC dba Togo Group Vice-President, Marketing & Customer Experience
Trey Miller Jayco Inc. Director of Corporate Marketing
Whitney Scott Kampgrounds of America Director of Corporate Marketing
Staff Liaison Organization Title
Jeremy Greene RV Industry Association - HQ Sr. Director, Events & Marketing
Samantha Rocci RV Industry Association - HQ Manager, Government and Political Affairs
Chair Organization Title
Ryan Elias Leisure Travel Vans/Triple E RV Vice President and General Manager