Sporl Joins ARVC Board, Replacing Don Bennett
Jay Sporl, a longtime New Jersey campground operator with extensive experience serving on the boards of various campground industry associations, has been appointed to the National Association of RV Parks and Campground’s (ARVC) board of directors, effective Monday (Oct. 17).
The ARVC board of directors held a vote last week to appoint Sporl to the “Member at Large” position, replacing Don Bennett, who resigned from the board several weeks ago, according to a news release.
“I am delighted to have Jay join the ARVC board,” said ARVC Chairman David L. Berg. “He is dedicated to our industry and his vast experience as a park owner/operator coupled with his many years of service at the local and state level makes him a great addition to our dedicated and hard working volunteer leadership group.”
“It is with great pride and pleasure that I accept the position of Member at Large on the ARVC board,” Sporl said in a statement. “I hope that I will be able to continue to advance the positive camping experience that we all strive so hard to accomplish. I look forward to working with the ARVC staff and the ARVC board as they continue to try and make life better for all campground owners around the country.”
Sporl, who has served as vice president, co-owner and operator of the 700-site Seashore Campsites in Cape May, N.J. for over 26 years, has been a member of the New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA) for over 45 years, an active member of ARVC since 1984, and a member of ARVC’s Chairman’s Club for 16 years.
Sporl is currently president of the NJCOA and chairman of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce.
At the national level, Sporl has served on ARVC’s Council of Delegates since 2002 and as vice chairman of the council since 2008. He has also served on the ARVC Foundation Board of Directors as secretary/treasurer and chairman of the Disaster Relief Committee. He became a Certified Park Operator (CPO) in 2008 and has been a member of ARVC’s 20 Group No. 1 since that year as well.
In addition to working in the campground business, Sporl had a 20-year career serving with the U.S. Coast Guard as a CPO/E-7 in charge of enlisted personnel.