Kaleigh Morgan of Hemlock Hill RV receives Spader scholarship


FAIRFAX, Va. – Kaleigh Morgan, service coordinator at Hemlock Hill RV in Southington, Connecticut, has been chosen as the 2018-2019 recipient of the Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship.

The scholarship, valued at nearly $15,000, will allow her to attend an 18-month Spader Leadership Development Program. The program is just one element of the strategic alliance between Spader and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

The scholarship is named after its founder and former RVDA chairman, Duane Spader. The joint arrangement promotes leadership development programs for RVDA members and provides one annual scholarship. The scholarship is part of a broader program of RVDA educational opportunities directed at Young RV Executives.

Morgan began her career in the RV Industry nearly five years ago as a parts clerk at Hemlock Hill RV and was promoted within a year to Retail Parts Manager. After Morgan earned the promotion to a Service Coordinator, she was brought to the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo by Hemlock Hill RV. Kaleigh attended the Dale Carnegie workshops and other workshops for Young RV Executives.

“One of the most refreshing things about Kaleigh is she is a student of the game. Bringing her to the Convention last year has proven to be invaluable, it’s a must for all dealerships. The knowledge, excitement, contact’s, and overall enthusiasm she came home with is like watching a child eat candy for the first time. I am excited to have Kaleigh as part of our long-term plan for Hemlock Hill RV”

For information about the leadership development program, visit the program’s web page. Information about the Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship is available on this web page. Please contact Karin Van Duyse, Chief of the RV Learning Center, with any questions at (703) 591-7130, x108, or kvanduyse@rvda.org.

Spader Business Management has spent more than 30 years educating businesses how to have more time and make more money, how to develop a strong culture and high-performing staff, how to obtain and retain more customers and how to see and adjust with or ahead of the marketplace. Thousands of people have applied what they’ve learned through Spader programs and consulting services to make and execute plans for efficient, productive and financially stable and growing operations.

The RV Learning Center is supported by dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and other RV industry members who are committed to dealership education and the high levels of customer service that is provided by educated employees. Certification programs, readiness testing, webinars, audio presentations, live workshops, and a wide variety of specialty publications are all part of the RV Learning Center’s offerings.

SOURCE: Spader Leadership Development Program press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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