Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Camping World Holdings Inc. has promoted five executives within the company, including the promotion of Karin Bell to the position of chief financial officer. She will succeed Melvin Flanigan, who is resigning from the company for personal reasons.
“It is with disappointment that I announce Mel is leaving the company, but I respect his personal reasons and appreciate his need to focus his attention and energy in other areas,” said Marcus Lemonis, Camping World’s chairman and CEO. “Mel has been a member of the executive team since 2019 and has made a huge contribution to the success of the business by implementing additional structure and processes for our accounting and finance team by improving our accounting, reporting and internal controls processes, and by providing organizational development guidance to help accelerate the company’s growth. On behalf of our board, I would like to thank him for his work and wish him every success in the future.”
Lemonis added, “I am very excited about the promotion of Karin to chief financial officer. Karin was the first employee I hired when we started our RV dealership business in 2003. She is extremely talented with a great understanding of our business and an impressive track record of strategic and financial accomplishments. Karin has been a trusted partner for many years.”
In other company moves, Lindsey Christen has been promoted to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Christen was hired in 2008 as corporate counsel and was promoted to assistant general counsel in 2011.
Kelly Allen, a team member for 22 years, has been promoted to senior vice president, sales, merchandising and supply chain, where she will be responsible for further developing the company’s omnichannel approach to satisfying the outdoor and camping enthusiast.
Brenda Wintrow has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and customer experience, where she will oversee the development and implementation of processes to improve customer cultivation, customer retention, and retail sales for the enterprise.
And Vilma Fraguada has been promoted to president of Good Sam Media and Events. Fraguada will be responsible for the integration of the company’s publishing, marketing and events team.
“Promoting these talented and tenured executives from within our leadership team organizes the company for additional growth, and ensures continued strong performance across our existing portfolio,” said Tamara Ward, chief operating officer for Camping World Holdings. “These team members have each demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication to the company for a decade or more, and I am thrilled they will continue to help drive our strategic direction and growth in these expanded roles for many years to come.”