LAS VEGAS — Former RVDA President Mike Molino received the 2017 James B. Summers Award — the association’s highest honor — during the general session Tuesday.
In presenting him with the coveted gold ring, current RVDA President Phil Ingrassia noted that Molino had joined the association “at a time when it was just starting to grow in influence, staff, and volunteer engagement, bringing a great deal to the table through his past experience, where he ran complicated, multi-million-dollar operations.”
“RVDA was the benefactor of his organizational skills and launched many new initiatives with his guidance,” Ingrassia said, “including the RVDA Education Foundation, now the RV Learning Center, and the Dealer Satisfaction Index, or DSI annual survey. And he helped re-imagine what this RVDA convention could be.”
Molino has had an enduring impact on the association, added Ingrassia, and “he has also been a mentor and friend to many in this room over the years, including me.”
Molino began his career with RVDA in 1988 and rose through the ranks to become its president. He retired from the association in 2012. The RV Learning Center was renamed the Mike Molino RV Learning Center in his honor.
SOURCE: RVDA press release