RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Winnebago Hires New VP and General Counsel

Thu Nov 2, 2017

150963448779542.jpgFOREST CITY, Iowa—Winnebago Industries has announced it has hired Stacy Bogart to assume the role of vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Jan. 2, 2018.

In addition, Bogart will also become president of the Winnebago Industries Foundation, the company's philanthropic entity. Bogart will report directly to President and CEO Michael Happe, and be based in the company's Eden Prairie, Minnesota office. She will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for all corporate legal, governance, ethics, compliance, government relations and giving activities.

As an officer, Bogart will also be a member of the executive leadership team and contribute fully to the formation of Winnebago Industries' future goals and business strategies.

Bogart has most recently served as senior vice president, general counsel and compliance officer, corporate secretary at Polaris Industries where she joined in November 2009. Previously, Bogart was general counsel of Liberty Diversified International; assistant general counsel and assistant secretary at The Toro Company; and a senior attorney for Honeywell Inc. Bogart received both her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

"As we continue to transform Winnebago Industries into a stronger player within the outdoor lifestyle arena, I am thrilled to welcome Stacy to our executive leadership team," Happe says. "Stacy has a tremendous track record in leading legal teams within diversified, growing durable goods public companies and has played a critical role in helping to create scalable, profitable strategies at the enterprise level. Her strong experience in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, ethics and compliance are especially notable and will be key as we achieve our future growth and profit objectives. We also very much look forward to Stacy leading our Winnebago Industries Foundation as the company makes giving overall, financially and through employee volunteerism, a higher cultural priority. We welcome Stacy to the Winnebago Industries team."

Bogart will succeed previous Winnebago Industries General Counsel Scott Folkers, who has agreed to stay within the company's legal department in a new role.