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Good Sam, Camping World Expand Exec Team

Posted By RVBusiness On September 27, 2011 @ 12:30 pm In Breaking News | No Comments

Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC today (Sept. 27) announced the expansion of the company’s executive team through the appointments of Jim DeBruzzi as CFO and Zrinka Allen as executive vice president of human resources, social responsibility and communication.

The two companies also announced several key promotions: Tom Wolfe to executive vice president of operations for Good Sam; Tamara Ward to chief marketing officer of Camping World and Good Sam; and Mike Siemens to president of Good Sam Club, the largest RV Club in the world with over 1.3 million members.

Prior to joining the company, DeBruzzi was CFO for Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, one of America’s largest movie theatre chains. He was responsible for the company’s accounting, finance, treasury, risk management, reporting and compliance, M & A, human resources and IT.

Allen comes to Camping World and Good Sam with over 20 years of human resources experience, most recently as director of human resources for Wolters Kluwer where she led the development and implementation of key business strategies focused on talent acquisition and development, compliance, diversity/inclusion and social responsibility.

In her new role, she will focus on streamlining the company’s employee management systems as well as talent procurement. Additionally, she will oversee social responsibility for the company, maintaining the Good Sam Club’s charter established in 1966 of “people helping people.”

“Good Sam and Camping World have always attracted talent of the highest caliber, but this is a whole new level. We are focused on growing the company through precision and experience. As we evolve to the next level we must continue seeking out individuals with proven track records. I am confident Zrinka and Jim will be tremendous assets as we continue to build our company with a focus on profitability and social responsibility,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam.

Wolfe recently served as the CFO for Good Sam Enterprises. In his new position, his primary focus will be on the media business as well as rapidly growing the products and services venture group. Ward’s core focus will be advancing Camping World and Good Sam’s marketing efforts, including expanding its brands. She has been with the company over 22 years. Siemens will be charged with improving the overall experience of the Good Sam Club members, bringing new benefits to the club and improving the retention and acquisition of RVers nationwide. He brings over 25 years experience with the company.

“Marcus and I are thrilled to add new members to our team and announce these well deserved promotions. Over the last year we have worked hard to shed our non-core business and are poised for dramatic growth. It’s paramount to have the right people in the right positions and we have clearly achieved that,” said Brent Moody, chief administrative and legal officer of Camping World and Good Sam.

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