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

Applications are now open for the next Emerging Leaders Coalition class. Please download the membership application form to your desktop to complete, sign, and send back to

Chair Organization Title
Ryan Elias Leisure Travel Vans/Triple E RV President and General Manager
Member Organization Title
Alex Walker Blue Ox Director of Sales
Alissa Reyes Thetford LLC Sr. Vice President of HR & Administration
Ashley Bontrager Lehman Ember Recreational Vehicles, Inc. President & CEO
Bastian Kastner Schattdecor Inc. National Sales Manager Finishfoil
Cody Schade Forest River, Inc. National Sales Manager Finishfoil
Holly Tope Ember Recreational Vehicles, Inc. Director of Ownership Experience
Jaqueline Gloria OHI VP of Sales
Matt Veurink Veurinks RV Center General Manager
Michael Gaeddert Forest River, Inc. Assistant General Counsel & Secretary
Michilah Grimes Lippert Director
Nathan Wagler Simple Innovation Consultant
Robert Kowalczyk REV Group, Inc. Director
Sara Dover Dometic Corporation Brand Manager - RV
Steven Hileman Roadpass Digital Vice-President, Marketing & Communications
Terry Jones Thor Motor Coach Product Development Manager – Gas A
Trey Miller Jayco Inc. Vice President of Marketing
Whitney Scott Kampgrounds of America Chief Marketing Officer
Staff Liaison Organization Title
Catherine Barsanti RV Industry Association - HQ Senior Manager, Content
Kyle Correa-Brady RV Industry Association - HQ Assistant General Counsel