David Gorin, a prominent player in the RV park and campground sector, has been named to serve on the ad hoc Destination Camping Committee of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
He joins Mike Atkinson, director of lodging for Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), as the lone campground representatives on the 12-member committee.
The committee was formed earlier this year and has commissioned a study to identify the scope of destination camping. The committee is scheduled to hold its next meeting in October at a campground in the Nashville, Tenn., area to review the survey results.
Gorin is founder and president of Best Parks in America, a leading RV park and campground marketing group. He also serves as executive director of the Virginia Campground Association (VCA) and is the principal of David Gorin Associates.
From 1987 to 2001, Gorin was the president & CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC).
He and partner Aubrey King represented ARVC’s interests in Washington from 2002 until the end of 2010 when ARVC switched to a Washington-based law and lobbying firm.
Gorin and another partner in 2007 acquired an older Florida RV park, demolished it and redeveloped it into the showcase property. He was the managing partner from 2007 to 2010.
David Gorin & Associates has been a member of RVIA since 2002.
The other committee members are:
- Dick Grymonprez, Athens Park Homes.
- Curt Yoder, Kropf Industries Inc.
- Tyler Steele, DNA Enterprises.
- Tim Gage, Cavco Park Homes Inc.
- Dan Saltzgiver, Reichert’s Camping Center.
- Bill Garpow, Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association.
- Ron Mullett, Forest River Inc.
- Coley Brady, Heartland RV.
- Sid Johnson, Jayco Inc.
- Richard Coon, RVIA.