Leading retailers join Dealernews Advisory Board

LEADING POWERSPORTS RETAILERS across North America, along with tenured Dealer and industry consultants, are advising the new Dealernews as members of its inaugural Advisory Board.

Advisers represent nearly 20 vehicle brands, including BMW, BRP/Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM/Husqvarna, Polaris, Suzuki and Yamaha.

The DN Advisory Board is a working board. Advisers regularly contribute feedback on matters related to editorial projects, they will review and guide INSIDER requests for editorial projects and research, and they play a key role in fostering collaboration on the Dealernews INSIDER site. They are:

  • Joey Belmont, Dealer principal at Big #1 Motorsports in Birmingham, AL
  • Jim Boltz, Dealer principal at Lynnwood Cycle Barn and Smokey Point Cycle Barn in Marysville, WA
  • Jim Foster, Dealer principal at Killeen Power Sports in Killeen, TX
  • Malcolm Hunter of Trev Deeley Motorcycles and retired from Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, in Vancouver, BC
  • Robert Kay, Dealer principal at Star City Motorsports in Lincoln, NE, and Harley-Davidson Central in nearby Grand Island
  • Bob Kee, Dealer principal at Destination Cycle in Kerrville, TX
  • Dennis Larratt, a land access and trails preservation expert based in Littleton, CO
  • Laura Lemco, owner of Dealership Valuation Services in Littleton, CO
  • Jerry Lenz, Dealer principal at Beaverton Motorsports in Tigard, OR
  • Kurt Mechling, Dealer principal at Performance PowerSports in Seneca, SC
  • Dave Mungenast Jr., Dealer principal at Mungenast Motorsports in St. Louis, MO
  • Don Owens, Dealer principal at Dothan Powersports in Dothan, AL
  • Mark Peterson, owner of Southwest Superbikes in Dallas, TX
  • Sandy Stroope, Dealer principal at Boat World Honda Polaris in Harrison, AR
  • Mike Vaughan, longtime OEM executive and past publisher of Dealernews, and who is based in Oceanside, CA

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Dealernews Advisory Board, please contact Bob Althoff at bobalthoff@dealernews.com