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Ann Bell
Benefit Manager, Plan Management and Participant Experience

June 04, 2023

Start Date

January 20, 2020

Position(s) held at CWH

Benefits Specialist, Sr. Benefits Manager

What brand(s) do you work for? Camping World, Good Sam What is your favorite thing about your job and why?: I love the opportunity to help our associates understand their benefits and be able to make the right decisions around their benefits on a daily basis. Knowing that benefits can be confusing, and hearing when someone understands them truly provides a sense of satisfaction. In addition, I get to work with all areas throughout the organization and improve the associate experience. Finally, I get to manage an amazing team of experts in their field and have had the opportunity to see each of them grow and share their expertise with others. What made you interested in working in the outdoor recreation industry?: I love the outdoors and traveling, so being able to work in an industry that is 100% about that is something I am passionate about. How has Camping World Holdings helped you succeed as a woman in the workplace? How is this different than other companies you have worked at?: Camping World has helped me succeed as a woman by having wonderful female role models to look up to and guide me, including my own manager. Camping World has provided me with opportunities to express my creativity and has allowed me to gain additional educational opportunities, such as working toward achieving my Certified Employee Benefits Certification (CEBS), which I am currently in the process of doing. My voice is heard, and my expertise is used daily to make decisions that impact the organization.

Camping World recognized my abilities early on and elevated my role from a Benefits Specialist to a Sr. Benefits Specialist to my current role as Benefits Manager, Plan Management and Participant Experience. Finally, Camping World is the first organization where every associate has treated each other with respect and dignity.
What advice would you offer other women who are interested in a career at a Camping World Holdings brand?: If you are looking for an organization that allows you to be your genuine self, supports you each step of the way, and allows you to pave your own path to success, this is the place for you. What destination do I hope to visit one day? I love to cook and am part Italian, so I would love the opportunity to visit Italy—specifically Naples, Venice, Tuscany, and the Amalfi Coast. I would love to take a cooking class in Italy and stay in a Tuscan villa.