Family, friends and colleagues cheered enthusiastically during Tuesday night’s 40 Under 40 event at the Paris Las Vegas. RV PRO honored 31 of its 40 honorees who attended the event, which capped off the second day of the RV Dealers Association Convention/Expo.
Lyle Peluso Jr., CEO of ReserveMax.io, toasted the honorees, commending them for their innovation and indomitable spirit.
Jennifer Lett, director of marketing, recreational living, for GE, a Haier company, also a gold sponsor, reminded the honorees to thank the people who support them as they rise in their careers, noting that GE was honored to be a part of the event.
Also at Tuesday night’s reception, the Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship was awarded by Mark Spader of Spader Business Management. The scholarship honors the company founder Duane Spader, a past chairman of RVDA, and gives the winner the ability to participate through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center the leadership development program – a value of $14,875 – for free. This year’s recipient was Dean Taggart, service manager of Wilkins RV.
Jeremy Greene, senior director of events and marketing with the RV Industry Association, addressed the 40 Under 40 honorees, encouraging them to attend the Leadership Conference March 5-7 in Bonita Springs, Florida. For information on that event, click here.
The 40 Under 40 class of 2023 will be featured in RV PRO’s December issue.
This year’s 40 Under 40 honorees are:
Aaron Bashore – Tom Schaeffer’s Camping & Travel Center
Alissa Reyes – Thetford
Allison Leonhardt – Renegade RV
Ally Moncayo – MBA Insurance
Anna Ruiz – Octane Lending
Austin Ciambriello – Intellitec Products
Ben Johnson – Meyer Distributing
Brent Smith – Craig Smith RV
Brian Loscheider – Sika Corp.
Brock Allen Ward Sr. – Ed Allen’s Campground & Cottages
Camila Ramirez – Go Camp
Catherine Barsanti – RV Industry Association
Christina Gose – Mapletree Transportation
Corey Payne – Patrick Industries
Cristal Doll – Hilltop Camper and RV
Derek Weaver – NTP-STAG
Diane Miller – Firefly Integrations
Jesse Stopnitzky – Performance Brokerage Services
Jessica Herrmann – Blue Compass/Airstream of Tampa
John Jones – Cruiser RV
Justin Rickett – RV Technical Institute
Joe Mehl – Alliance RV
Kyle Peterson – Airstream Adventures
Megan Stouder – Newmar Corp.
Michael Yanni – Wilkins Recreational Vehicles
Michelle Blosser – Grand Design RV
Paul Choquette – Blue Ox
Phyllis Beyers – Genesis Products
Ryan Eash – Jayco
Ricky Chynoweth – Campers Inn RV
Robert Kowalczyk – Fleetwood RV
Sam Martin – Airxcel
Seth Buchheit – Chinook RV
Shannon Regan – Crestview RV Center
Steven Riley – Rileys RV World
Summer Trammell – Storyteller Overland
Tony Lizzi – Grand Design RV
Travis House – Temecula Valley RV
Trevor Kropf – Kropf Industries
Trevor Youngblood – Youngblood’s RV Center