Camping World Holdings, Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer, Tamara Ward, will retire from her position effective December 31. Matthew Wagner, executive vice president, will be promoted into the role effective January 1, 2023, as part of a planned leadership succession.
Ward joined Camping World in 1989 as a marketing intern and has worked in various executive roles over her nearly 34-year career including chief marketing officer, executive vice president and senior vice president, sales and marketing. She has been the company’s chief operating officer since 2019. Ward is expected to remain with the company through 2024 as a senior advisor during the transition.
Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO, Camping World said, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Tamara for her years of service to the company. Her strong industry knowledge and focused leadership have earned her the utmost respect of our team, and she has been instrumental in our company’s growth and profitability. I’m pleased that she will continue to mentor the next generation of leaders in our company for years to come.”
Lemonis continued, “I look forward to Matt transitioning 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 the advancement of his career with the company.”