Ian Isley, service manager at Affinity RV Service Sales and Rentals in Prescott Valley, Ariz., is the 2016 recipient of the Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship.
The scholarship will allow Isley to attend an 18-month Spader Leadership Development Program as part of the strategic alliance between Spader and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, according to a news release Friday (Feb. 12).
The scholarship, now entering its second year, it is named for Spader founder and former RVDA chairman, Duane Spader. The joint arrangement promotes leadership development programs for RVDA members and provides one annual scholarship.
This year’s scholarship competition brought in a strong field of applicants from among the industry’s future leaders, making the selection committee’s work extremely challenging.
Affinity RV dealer principal Bob Been described Isley’s contribution to the dealership saying, “he is really like having a general manager in training without the title. Ian is involved in every facet of the business and excels at whatever he does. He is a quick learner and an exceptional listener.”
For more information about the scholarship and the Leadership Development Program, visit the Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship web page.
Applications for the 2017 LDP program will be accepted starting in December 2016. Please contact Karin Van Duyse, Chief of the RV Learning Center, with any questions at 703-591-7130, x108, or [email protected]