RVIA to launch women’s alliance at RVX

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RESTON, Va. — The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Jessica Wahl as executive director following a national search.

Jessica brings a decade of experience navigating the halls of The White House, Department of the Interior (DOI), Capitol Hill, state recreation offices and outdoor lifestyle businesses, the release noted.

New and prospective members of the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) are invited to attend a special gathering of RV industry members for a fun-filled evening to officially launch the first-ever RV alliance dedicated to elevating the roles and contributions women make to the RV industry, the RV Industry Association announced.

The launch will take place March 13 at RVX: The RV Experience during a reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Squatters Pub, which is located at 147 West Broadway/300 South in Salt Lake City.

Last fall, members of the RV industry launched this new professional group for women in the RV industry, as well as men, who will work toward a grassroots, but formal organization dedicated to mentoring women in the RV industry, said Susan Carpenter, who chairs the RVWA.

The vision of the alliance is to elevate the roles and contributions women make to the RV Industry by promoting diversity and providing programs, resources and a collaborative environment, she added.

“Since announcing the formation of the RV Women’s Alliance last month, there has been an overwhelming response from both women and men who recognize the need for this important new group,” said Carpenter. “It is a really exciting to be celebrating our inaugural event at RVX and I hope that many members of the industry will be able to join us.”

Women — and men — from the RV industry are encouraged to join the alliance or follow the RVWA groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.

To RSVP for the RVWA Launch Event, email Beverly Whitley at bwhitley@rvia.org.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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