The Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to retain SmithBucklin Corporation as the association’s new management company.
According to a letter send to members, “After considerable discussion and reflection we have chosen SmithBucklin Corporation as our new management company, effective December 1, 2015. The vote for SmithBucklin was a unanimous board decision.”
The Raybourn Group International (RGI) who previously served as the management company for VRMA was notified last month about the decision.
According to VRMA President Ben Edwards, “We are excited about this opportunity to partner with SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. SmithBucklin has extensive experience in managing and growing professional trade associations such as VRMA.”
Edwards continued, “In particular, its experience in government affairs and advocacy efforts will assuredly help us navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape and help fight anti-vacation rental legislation. This partnership also provides us with access to knowledgeable staff members who have developed and implemented successful strategies for other not-for-profit organizations to enhance educational offerings, expand membership, and build strong sponsor relationships with major players in the industry.”
The VRMA will move operations to SmithBucklin’s Washington, DC office on December 1.