February '18

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Jason Obendorf President, ObeCo Inc. Upon graduating college, Oben- dorf began a marketing and adver- tising agency in 2002 in Fort Lau- derdale, Fla. In 2004, he moved home to Elkhart, Ind., where he began in sales at the family busi- ness, ObeCo. He says he enjoyed facilitating company growth through innovative niche prod- ucts serving the RV and marine industries. "In March of this year, I was honored to purchase ObeCo from my father, who founded the company in 1990," he says. "Building great industry rela- tionships never gets old." Jeff Runels President, Keystone RV Runels grew up in Battle Creek, Mich., and worked for nearby Ewing Motorhome and Trailer Sales through high school and college. After he graduated from Western Michigan University in 2001, he took a sales trainee posi- tion with Starcraft RV. In 2005, he took a sales position with Keystone RV and moved into the Cougar product manager position in late 2008 and a general manager posi- tion in late 2012. By 2014, he was vice president of sales and in 2016 he became the president of Keystone RV. As president of Keystone, Runels oversees some of the most well-known products on the market today. Tabitha Personke Accounting, Little Dealer, Little Prices Personke graduated high school at age 17 and received an associate's degree with a focus in accounting in 2011. After her son was born, she decided to find a career and work on a bachelor's in accounting. She has been with Little Dealer, Little Prices for five years, starting as the receptionist and working into the accounting department. Little Dealer Controller Bambi Johnson has been Personke's mentor and has encouraged her to push herself to learn new skills. 20 • RV PRO • February 2018 rv-pro.com 20 • RV PRO • February 2018 rv-pro.com Courtney Robey Senior Manager, RVIA After a decade behind-the-scenes in the fast-paced world of TV news, Robey joined the RV Industry Association in 2007. After a few years in the public relations depart- ment, she jumped at the opportu- nity to build the Go RVing social media strategy from the ground up. With a passion for the RV life- style, she's ready tackle the ever- changing landscape of advertising to inspire the next generation to discover the joys of the open road. "As a child, we spent two weeks in our RV at the beach," she says. "As soon as we pulled in, my dad would unload my bike and I would explore the campground untethered while my parents set up camp. Those memories are what's behind my passion for the RV industry and the Go RVing program." David Ostlund President, Coach-Net Ostlund started his career as a network engineer to support growing businesses in the early 2000s. Having a passion for the outdoors and a desire to serve, Coach-Net became a point of focus in his work. After finishing his undergraduate degree from Dallas Baptist and his master's in business from Southern Methodist University, he worked to expand his role at Coach-Net. In 2015, he became the president of Coach-Net. Heather Chandler Multi-Location Manager, RVTrader In 2006, Chandler began her career with RVTrader. At night, she attended school at Old Dominion University and obtained a bache- lor's degree in English and minor in marketing. She was awarded Employee of the Year in 2015, and in 2016 her role was elevated to focusing on multi-location dealer- ships. She was recently promoted to manage the national major accounts team helping to drive value for the largest RV dealership groups across the country. LEADERSHIP

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