OKEMOS, Mich. –Tim DeWitt, the longtime executive director of the Michigan Manufactured Housing, Recreation Vehicle and Campground Association (MMHRVCA), has announced his retirement effective June 30.
DeWitt has been an employee of the oldest trailer industry association in the United States for 38 years, the release noted, adding that MMHRVCA will celebrate its 75th anniversary in September.
He began his association career in May 1977 when the association headquarters were located in Livonia, Mich. DeWitt became executive director in August 1984.
He oversaw the association’s move to rented office space in Okemos, Mich., in 1994, and supervised the planning, building and move to the association’s current state-of-the-art office building in 1997.
His accomplishments in the association industry include induction to the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, and the Michigan Society of Association Executives Hall of Fame in Lansing, Mich. He has represented the associations for more than three and half decades in various capacities on a local, state, regional and national levels.
The MMHRVCA Executive Board of Directors has appointed Bill Sheffer to become the new executive director, and he will assume the position July 1.
Sheffer started with the association in May 1995. He has been involved in all aspects of the association’s manufactured housing, RV, campground and self-storage segments.
Prior to working at the association, he held the position of vice president of operations at Richfield Trailer Supply in Flint, Mich. While at Richfield, he served on the Michigan Association of RVs and Camping Board of Directors and served as the chairman of MMHRVCA Executive Board from 1990-1991.
During his 20 years of working for the association, Sheffer has served as president of the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan, president of the Michigan chapter of the International Association of Exhibition Managers, president of the Recreation Vehicle Executives Council and on the accessibility advisory council for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
SOURCE: Michigan Association of RVs and Campgrounds press release