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RVWA Names New Managing Director

RV Women's Alliance

The RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) recently hired experienced association management professional Patricia Carrera to serve as the organization’s new managing director. Carrera has extensive experience providing strategic leadership and program expertise while driving daily operations, membership recruitment and services, and organizational strategies, RVWA said. These skills are critical as the RV Women’s Alliance continues to pursue its mission to educate, elevate and promote women in the RV industry.

Patricia Carrera

“Trish comes to us with incredible experience delivering value to members and partners while harnessing the power of volunteers, something that is very important to the success of our organization,” said RVWA President Susan Carpenter. “The board was very impressed with the breadth of her skills and her passion for promoting women throughout her career.”

“Supporting and promoting women in traditionally male-dominated industries has been a passion of mine for my entire career,” said Carrera. “I am very excited to bring together my personal love of RVing and my professional experiences helping women thrive in their careers through programs and education.”

Most recently, she served as the managing director for professional education at the American Diabetes Association where she led all aspect of planning and execution of the Association’s annual conferences including education strategies, program development, marketing, and virtual and in-person experiences.

Over the coming weeks, Trish will transition fully into the position with the assistance of current managing director Jessica Rider.

Jessica Rider

“In less than five years since our founding, the RV Women’s Alliance has accomplished incredible things, thanks in part to the management and dedication Jessica provided over the past two and a half years,” added Carpenter. “Jessica was the perfect person to serve as our first managing director. Her management of the organization, operational expertise, and work with the board of directors helped set the groundwork for the long-term success of our organization.”

“Working with the members and leaders of the RV Women’s Alliance has been a very rewarding part of my career,” said Rider. “I am very proud of the progress our organization has made and I look forward to supporting Trish as she leads the organization into this next chapter.”

All RVWA members and industry partners are invited to meet Trish – as she likes to be called – and thank Rider for her service at the RV Women’s Alliance Open House Breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 a.m. at the RV Hall of Fame. Thanks to its generous sponsors and supporters, the breakfast is free to attend but RSVPs are required.

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