Kampgrounds of America Inc. Chairman and CEO Pat Hittmeier is a 38-year veteran of KOA. Hittmeier came to Kampgrounds of America in 1981 and was promoted to the position of President in April 2009. Hittmeier has done nearly everything there is to do at KOA. Early in his career, he worked in KOA’s Company Operated Properties Division, learning the nuts and bolts of campground management. He later was in the field, building new KOAs such as the beautiful Polson, Montana KOA campground. He has also been at the helm of KOA’s Franchisee Services Department, a complex operation that is at the very heart of the value KOA brings to its franchisee partners. As Vice President of the KOA System Development, he achieved the remarkable result of adding 50 new campgrounds to KOA in just two years. He was named KOA’s CEO in 2012 and also became KOA’s Chairman in March 2018.