The 2022 Speakers
motivational speaker, on-air personality, and singer
management trainer / speaker
Eric Papp has been evaluated as one of the top management trainers in North America for his expertise in leadership effectiveness.
Leadership By Choice and 3 Values of Being An Effective Person — published by John Wiley and Sons — are both top sellers and recognized for their unique impact in the business world.
Eric Papp, a leader in effective workforces, delivers an inspiring keynote developed to encourage listeners to face any change head-on.
The session embraces uncertainty, addresses the resistance experienced in a changing work environment, and provides new capabilities so audiences can reach higher levels of clarity.
His strategies are proven to help employees adapt to new circumstances, courageously meet new challenges, and provide leadership to their internal teams and external clients.
Providing your workforce with the tools they need to feel confident, Eric’s sessions leave audiences with an “I got this” attitude, as well as a model to help them embrace and accelerate through change.
SVP of Operations, RVIA
Curt will provide insight into the RV Tech repair industry and how campgrounds can improve their camper’s experience by providing on-site RV Repair service at their campground. You will also discover how you or a campground staff member can become a certified RV tech for very little costs.
Corporate Sales Adviser, Utility Supply Group
Program Development Manager, Marshall & Sterling Insurance
Irene joined Marshall & Sterling in 2012 after serving as a Sales Executive and Program Developer at Markel, a leading national specialty insurance carrier. She held several other roles within the insurance industry including sales trainer, marketing and personal lines sales executive. Irene attended Rutgers University and has 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry. She holds a Property, Casualty, Life and Health licenses and an ARM, Associates in Risk Management. Mitigating Your Risks and Lowering your Insurance Costs, Irene will help navigate you through the many changes taking place in the insurance industry – Specifically in FL and AL – and show you how you can lower your risks and reduce your insurance costs and claims
Internationally-Recognized Disaster Preparedness Expert
Legislative Consultant / Lobbyist for the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, and is a shareholder in the Government Relations Practice Group of Dean Mead.
Mr. Dunbar is regularly engaged to litigate complex statutory and constitutional matters both at trial and appellate levels with more than two dozen reported appellate cases on behalf of clients in regulated professions. In addition to civil, administrative and appellate litigation, he has been very active in assisting regulated entities and private equity firms in exploring and evaluating opportunities in regulated industries. Mr. Dunbar is regularly asked to provide assistance in drafting changes to complex rules and statutes affecting regulated professions in Florida and elsewhere.
In addition to his work for regulated industries, Mr. Dunbar is very active in campaigns, having served in paid and volunteer capacities for several local, legislative, and statewide campaigns with a legal practice that also includes practicing before the Florida’s Ethics and Elections Commissions.
Mr. Dunbar is a member of the Board of Visitors for Florida State University College of Law where he also serves as an adjunct professor.
Following law school, Mr. Dunbar spent time in the public sector where he was recognized for his exceptional legal work by Florida Tax Watch with a Davis Productivity Award, which honors state employees for exemplary service to Florida’s taxpayers.
David D. Eastman
Attorney at Law
On a personal level, David is a former triathlete, former marathon runner, loves Lotus sports cars, sailboat racing and skinny water fishing by kayak and bay boat, recently developed a startup retail import clothing outlet with his wife and enjoys rehabbing properties when there is a good deal out there
Crider Public Relations, Inc
While well known as a writer for RV and campground industry publications, Jeff is also a seasoned public relations professional with experience supporting regional and national media relations campaigns for a variety of state and national campground industry associations as well as the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Jeff is frequently quoted as an expert source on camping by major news organizations because of his extensive travel experience and publicity work on behalf of campground industry associations.
An award-winning journalist prior to founding his PR practice, Jeff knows how to identify and pitch solid news angles to reporters. He has secured story placements for campground industry clients in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, The Associated Press as well as National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” program. Jeff is also fluent in Spanish and has successfully pitched some of the nation’s best-known Spanish language newspapers and broadcast media.
KOA Franchise Development Manager
In her position with Kampgrounds of America Inc. Poisson is a Franchise Development Manager, consulting with independent campground owners interested in joining the 524-location KOA system in North America. Kampgrounds of America is the world’s largest system of family friendly campgrounds and is celebrating its 58th year in 2020.
Poisson received her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Maine. She holds the OHE designation through the Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), a nationally recognized designation for outdoor hospitality industry professionals. She also holds various professional certifications including charter property and casualty underwriter (CPCU), Accredited Advisor in insurance and an Associate’s Degree in Insurance.