Jimmy C. Thomas, Jr.
Regional Director of Business Development
What brand(s) do you work for? Camping World What first attracted you to this company? When I came to this company, I was looking for an organization that took care of its people and that was willing to invest in me and allow me to grow with them. I wanted a career, not a job. I have that here. Camping World is a large, strong company that anyone can find a home with. They constantly look for ways to improve and stay ahead of the competition. What do you find fulfilling about working here? In my role as a Regional Business Development Manager, I enjoy visiting the many dealerships within my Region. I get to train, mentor, and face new challenges with each visit. I work with the General Managers, Sales Managers, Finance Managers, Sales Staff, and Business Development Managers. My main focus is usually the Business Development Department at each location. There I get to help them prepare for the same opportunities I've been given with this great company. I get to identify areas such as processes that need to be worked on, word tracks to help them get to the next level, and also learn from their experiences. I'm constantly learning something new and getting the opportunity to improve on it. What are some of your biggest motivators at work? I have so many great leaders in this company that are always challenging me to be the best I can be. If there are opportunities that I need to improve on, they coach and mentor me so that I can rise to that occasion. At home, my wife and kids supporting me to be the best I can be are what makes this opportunity the best around. What makes Camping World & Good Sam unique or different from others’ you have worked for? I'm not just an employee. I'm a person with a name. I have a voice and my opinions are welcome. I've always had access to my support team if I'm having an issue I can't solve. They're always willing to help. We're family here and we have each other's backs. What compels you to stay? I've never had a reason to question if I should stay. Camping World will forever be my home as long as they will have me. I have a career here, and I plan to retire from this company many years from now. What destination do you hope to visit one day? One day, I plan to travel all through North America visiting every state with my wife. Yes, I'll most likely do it in an RV… but the challenge will be getting to Hawaii.