Bert Alanko of MBA Insurance in Scottsdale, Ariz,, received the James B. Summers (JBS) Award during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Oct. 5.
According to a press release, Alanko was honored for his long-time commitment and wide-ranging involvement in the RV Dealers Association (RVDA) the RV Rental Association (RVRA).
Alanko has served on the RVDA board as RVRA chairman since 1991, making him the longest serving board member in the association’s history. He currently co-chairs the RVDA Membership Committee and has served on the Convention/Expo Committee. His company also supports the association through contributions to the RV Learning Center, advertising in RV Executive Today magazine and as a convention/expo exhibitor and sponsor.
“Not only has Bert attended nearly every convention in the last 25 years, he has actively supported them in every way possible,” said RVDA President Mike Molino. “He is an active membership recruiter for the association and a valuable member of the RVDA board.”
The JBS Award, created in 1986, is named in honor of RVDA’s second chief staff officer James B. Summers, who passed away in 2010. It is the highest award a member can receive for consistent and outstanding service to the association. The board of directors selects the winner each year by secret ballot from among nominations submitted by association members.