Camping World Holdings Inc. announced that effective December 31, 2022, Tamara Ward will step down from her position as Chief Operating Officer. Matthew Wagner, Executive Vice President, will be promoted to the role of Succession on January 1, 2023 as part of a planned leadership.
Ward joined Camping World in 1989 as a marketing intern and has held a variety of leadership positions throughout her nearly 34-year career, including chief marketing officer, executive vice president and senior vice president of sales and marketing. She has served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer since 2019. Ward is expected to remain with the company through 2024 as a Senior Advisor to help with the transition and provide guidance and mentoring to new organizational talent.
“I’m grateful to have learned alongside many talented team members for over 30 years and helped grow the business,” said Ward. “I am proud to have been a part of many achievements and am confident that Matt can bring new opportunities and innovation to the company. Having had the opportunity to work with Matt for many years, I fully support his promotion and look forward to a smooth transition and look forward to the future growth of the organization.”
Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World, commented: “I would like to express my sincere thanks to Tamara for her years of service to the company. Her in-depth industry knowledge and focused leadership has earned her the utmost respect from our team and she has been instrumental in the growth and profitability of our business. I look forward to her continuing to oversee the next generation of leaders at our company for years to come.”
Lemonis continued, “I’m excited for Matt to move into the COO role as he has demonstrated world-class leadership at Camping World. With this appointment, I could not be more excited to see his career progress with the company.”