Gorin Signs on as Expo Platinum Sponsor
David Gorin has decided to make the ultimate commitment to the Virtual Outdoor Hospitality Expo II by becoming its first Platinum Sponsor, according to a news release from Art Lieberman, the show’s producer.
Gorin, whose experience encompasses 24 years in the industry, is the owner of David Gorin & Associates and the creator of Best Parks In America, both of which will be represented in the most prominent booths in the virtual exhibit hall.
The 2011 Expo has been renamed “David Gorin & Associates Presents – The Virtual Outdoor Hospitality Expo II.”
From 1987 to 2001, Gorin served as the president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC). He created the National School of RV Park and Campground Management and served on its Board of Regents from 2001-2007, formalized the Certified Park Owner Program (CPO), created the website www.GoCampingAmerica.com, has managed and built the Virginia Campground Association for nine years and has received many awards and laurels from inside and outside the industry. There are few individuals in the campground industry that have the knowledge that Gorin has, and none with the vast experience.
Founded in 2002 (after Gorin stepped down from ARVC), David Gorin & Associates is considered a leading consulting firm on RV parks and campgrounds.
Gorin has teamed with strategic partner Donald O. Westphal, an experienced site planner, zoning, landscaping and design expert; Tom Zuidema, senior consulting associate, who has owned and operated parks in Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Arizona; Douglas Campbell, senior consulting architect; and Jack May, CFP, who provides DGA with financial planning for their clients.
From 2002 until April, Gorin and his partner, Aubrey King, provided government relations consulting and representation to ARVC through their King & Gorin government relations firm. ARVC has just announced that it is terminating that relationship at the end of April and moving ARVC’s government relations business to an international law firm based in Washington, D.C. This change by ARVC will end Gorin’s 24 years of continuous service to ARVC. His service and work in the park industry will continue through David Gorin & Associates, Best Parks In American and the Virginia association.
DGA can be contacted at email@example.com, by phone at (703) 448-6863 or by fax at (703) 991-4065. In addition to his main office in McLean, Va., DGA also has a satellite office in Sarasota, Fla., that serves clients throughout the Southeastern U.S.
Gorin is still “hands on,” however, when it comes to campground operations. He was a developer and co-owner of Holiday Cove RV Resort in Florida from 2007-2010 and is actively seeking partnership opportunities.
David was one of the first to sign on to the virtual concept last year and was one of the earliest members of the Virtual show’s advisory board. Many of his ideas were incorporated into the marketing and development of the first Expo.
The Virtual Outdoor Hospitality Expo II is scheduled to take place for two days starting Nov. 11 days and another 60 days in an on-demand status. The producers may be contacted by calling (877) 901-EXPO (3976) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website (currently being updated) is www.outdoorhospitalityexpo.com. Pelland Advertising maintains the expo’s webpage.