The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) hired Jeremy Carr as its National ARVC representative for Florida and Alabama. In this role, Carr will support ARVC members and the outdoor hospitality industry across the two-state region.
Carr, a native Floridian based in Sarasota, grew up working on a campground and already hit the road, ARVC stated, visiting RV parks/resorts and campgrounds across Florida and Alabama. He is tasked to better understand how National ARVC can best support parks/resorts and campgrounds in 2022 and beyond.
“I love this industry,” Carr said. “I have already had so many great conversations with park owners, managers and staff. I usually bring coffee and donuts or lunch for the staff and we sit for a while and talk about how they got started, walk around the park and so I can learn about what is working for them and learn about their struggles and how we [National ARVC] can help them.
Carr said the interactions usually leave the group as friends.
“They know that if they ever need anything, I am local and only a phone call or an email away,” Carr said.
It was important to National ARVC, the outdoor hospitality industry’s national association, that it maintained a presence in Florida and Alabama after the state associations in those states chose to de-affiliate in late 2021. Paul Bambei, president and CEO of National ARVC said the group wants to ensure members and the industry are well-represented and supported.
“The best way for us as an association to ensure that is to have one of our team on the ground, traveling around and building relationships like Jeremy is doing,” Bambei said. “We want park owners and operators in Florida and Alabama to know that when they need support from National ARVC, they do not have to call Denver; they have a trusted resource locally in Florida who can help.”
National ARVC offers support at the state and national level in advocacy, education, networking and member-only benefits and discounts.
In a short time, Carr said he saw great success—welcoming several new members into the community in his first month out on the road.
“My goal is to visit every RV park/resort and campground in Florida and Alabama,” Carr said, “so I can get to know them, and they can get to know me and National ARVC. I am really looking forward to continuing my travels and meeting the owners, managers and staff of the RV parks/resorts and campgrounds that are a big part of making Florida and Alabama two of the best travel destinations in the country.”
To learn more about Carr and to schedule a time for him to stop at an RV park or campground, visit arvc.org/MeetJeremy.