Meet the New ARVC Board and Ex Com Officers
New officers for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) were chosen at last week’s Outdoor Hospitality Conference in Savannah, Ga.
Heading the organization is Chairman Rob Schutter of Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), franchisor of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, headquartered in Milford, Ohio. Other ARVC Executive Committee members are First Vice Chairwoman Marcia Galvin of Normandy Farms in Foxboro, Mass.; Second Vice Chairman Michael Gelfand of Terra Vista Management in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Secretary Terry Munoz of Thousand Trails-Lake Conroe in Willis, Texas; and Treasurer Patrick O’Neill of Camping on the Gulf in Destin, Fla. The past chairman is David L. Berg, Red Apple Campground in Kennebunkport, Maine.
New board members elected at the conference are Mark Wineman of Kalyumet Campground in Lucinda, Pa.; Saundra Bryn of Desert’s Edge RV Village in Phoenix, Ariz.; and Tim Deputy of Sun N Fun RV Resort in Sarasota, Fla.
Wineman represents Voting Area 2 which encompasses New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia.
Bryn represents Voting Area 6 which encompasses Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Deputy is on the board by virtue as his chairmanship of the Council of Delegates.
About Rob Schutter
As chief operating officer of LSI, Schutter is responsible for all facets of the company’s business operations including developing system-wide marketing strategies, legal oversight, handling franchise contract negotiations, and interfacing with the Franchise Advisory Council. He has been with the company since its acquisition in August 1989.
Since 1976, Schutter has been associated with Hanna-Barbera related properties having held several positions with the Kings Entertainment Co. theme park group (now known as Paramount Park Group.) He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in management and marketing from the University of Cincinnati and has extensive operating experience in developing and implementing research, promotional, sales and marketing programs.
A photo of the full ARVC board is below.