Pastore Succeeds Horsey at RVDA Foundation

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November 30, 2010 by   Comments Off on Pastore Succeeds Horsey at RVDA Foundation

Rick Horsey (left) and Tim O'Brien

Rick Horsey (left) and RVDA Chairman Tim O'Brien

Rick Horsey of Parkview RV Center in Smyrna, Del., was honored for more than 10 years of service as chairman of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center at a special RVDA members reception in Louisville, Ky., on Monday (Nov. 29).

Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center in Hartville, Ohio, was elected as chairman of the RVDA Education Foundation at the board meeting, also on Monday. Both Pastore and Horsey are past RVDA chairmen of the board. Horsey will remain on the RV Learning Center board of directors.

According to a news release, under Horsey’s tenure, the RV Learning Center developed curricula for five dealership positions with industry experts and The Ohio State University, forged partnerships to train technicians with RVIA and the Florida RV Trade Association, and launched the RV Training Calendar, a recommendation of the Go RVing Committee on Excellence.

“Rick is a master of consensus-building, industry teamwork, and implementing partnerships,” said RVDA President Mike Molino. “He is truly an RV industry ‘Hall of Famer’ with dedication and involvement second to none.”

The RV Learning Center provides dealers and their employees with innovative ways to operate RV dealerships through an array of education resources including publications, distance learning, workshops, online products, training, and certification programs for RV dealership personnel. Participation in RV industry certification programs was a key recommendation of the Go RVing Coalition’s Committee on Excellence Task Force reports, which studied consumer satisfaction.

For more information on the Foundation’s RV Learning Center and to contribute, visit, send an e-mail to, or send a fax to (703) 359-0152.

The RVDA Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center is a tax exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.

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