Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center Inc., Hartville, Ohio, received the James B. Summers (JBS) Award during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo for his long-time commitment and wide-ranging involvement in the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA).
Pastore has held every officer position within RVDA, including serving as chairman in 2007-2008, and he’s a contributor to and member of the RV Learning Center’s board of directors, according to a news release.
He’s also a member of the RVDA/RVIA RV Technician Certification Governing Board and has served as chairman of several committees, including the Convention/Expo and Audit and Finance Oversight committees.
“Jeff has done it all with enthusiasm and a great sense of humor, never compromising his principles or integrity,” reported RVDA President Mike Molino, who presented Pastore with the award during the convention’s annual meeting, Oct. 7 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The JBS Award, created in 1986, is named in honor of RVDA’s second chief staff officer, James B. Summers, who passed away on Oct. 3 on the eve of the trade association’s annual con/expo.
The award named in his honor 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.