Roger L. Nuttall is president of Camping World, the nation’s largest network of recreational vehicle dealerships. He also is a consistent supporter of Dixie State University and has made numerous contributions to the institution.
Roger grew up in Hurricane and St. George, Utah. He attended Dixie High School and Dixie College, where he was the student body president for the 1973-74 school year. He later completed his undergraduate education at Weber State University, earning a degree in accounting. Roger became a certified public accountant in 1976 and was employed by Grant Thornton, LLC, a national CPA firm. In 1990, Roger and two partners acquired the Grant Thornton CPA firm located in Ogden, Utah, and he continued to practice public accounting until 2003. In the accounting industry, Roger became well known for his expertise in the recreational vehicle sector and this professional skill led to great opportunities.
During his time in the Ogden area, he was a member of the board of directors for the largest RV dealership in Utah, Blaine Jensen and Sons, Inc., which later was acquired by Camping World. In 2003, Roger was invited to move to the Chicago area to take the position of chief financial officer of Camping World at its headquarters in Lincolnshire, Illinois. In 2009, he was promoted to the chief operating officer position and then in 2011 was designated as president of Camping World. He is responsible for more than 140 dealership and retail locations with more than 10,000 employees and $4.5 billion in revenue.
Throughout his life, Roger has remained tightly connected to Dixie State University. He currently serves on the National Advisory Council and makes frequent trips to the area for the semiannual meetings. Through Roger’s influence and guidance, Camping World has become a consistent supporter of the Dixie Foundation’s Fire & Ice scholarship fundraiser and the Dixie Classic Golf Tournament, which supports Dixie State Athletics and general scholarships.
Roger is a recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award from the Boys Scouts of America for his service to the Chicago area’s disadvantaged youth. He is also a director for the Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation. Roger has also provided years of service in many civic and religious leadership roles.
He is married to the former Jan Gardiner, an Ogden, Utah, native; they have one daughter, five sons, and 24 grandchildren. On the weekends, you can find Roger enjoying the great outdoors and spending time with the littlest members of his family.