The mood was upbeat among members at the recently completed Mississippi RV Dealers Association’s annual meeting held at the Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, according to a press release.
Terry McMillan, national sales manager for Diversified Insurance delivered the keynote address. McMillan is a former University of Missouri quarterback and Gator Bowl Hall of Famer and was instrumental to wins at the 1969 Gator Bowl and the 1970 Orange Bowl.
During the meeting the association business elected its 2012-13 officers and board, including: President, Stephen (Snuffy) Smith, Country Creek RV, Hattiesburg; Past President Peter Albano, American RV, Olive Branch; Secretary/Treasurer Tania Bankston, Reliable RV, Biloxi; Director Brian Sanders, Bus Supply Company, McComb; Director Sam Hogue, S&S Apache Camper Center, Jackson; and Director Mark Hixson, Southaven RV, Southaven.
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Peter Albano of American RV in Olive Branch, Miss., will succeed Ron Wheeler of Wheeler Advertising in Arlington, Texas, as chairman of the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo Committee. The convention is sponsored by the national RV Dealers Association (RVDA) and RVDA of Canada.
“For six years, Ron Wheeler has done an outstanding job of working with RVDA volunteers and staff to create a rewarding experience for dealers and exhibitors participating in the convention,” said RVDA Chairman Debbie Brunoforte of Little Dealer, Little Prices in Mesa, Ariz., in a news release. “We are also extremely pleased that Peter Albano has agreed to build on Ron’s success by assuming Convention/Expo committee chairmanship. Peter brings an ideal combination of business and association experience to the position, which makes the convention even more valuable to RV dealers and the industry.”
Albano is a former member of the RVDA of board directors, most recently serving as the association’s secretary and currently serves as co-chairman of RVDA’s Government Relations Committee. He was key leader in the formation of the Mississippi RV Dealers Association and currently serves as the organization’s president.
RVDA and RVDA of Canada will hold the 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center in Las Vegas, Nev, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Oct. 5-8.