Leaders for This Year’s Session at ARDAWorld
is quickly approaching, so it’s time to for you to decide what events, sessions
and meetings you want to attend. One of the most popular and informative
sessions from previous years will be returning this year -- the Meet the Leaders general session,
sponsored by Baker & Hostetler LLP. This is open to all
attendees. Our panel of industry leaders
will address topical issues ranging from the impact of industry consolidation
to the secondary market – in what will surely be a robust discussion.
this year’s panel:
Don Harrill, CEO - Holiday Inn
has been Chief Executive Officer of Holiday Inn Club Vacations since 2005,
leading the organization to years of consecutive record growth and becoming a
key voice within the timeshare industry. He arrived to Holiday Inn Club
Vacations with more than three decades of experience in the hospitality
industry, eight of those at the helm of industry-leading timeshare
organizations Trendwest Resorts and Hilton Grand Vacations Company.
Serge Rivera, President & CEO
- ILG Vacation Ownership
was just named President & CEO of ILG Vacation Ownership in November
2016. As President & CEO his
responsibilities include leading the vacation ownership development, marketing,
sales, and resort operations for the recently acquired Vistana Signature
Experiences, as well as for Hyatt Vacation Ownership. Prior to joining ILG,
Rivera was most recently president of The Americas for Starwood Hotels &
Robert Spottswood, President -
Spottswood Companies, Inc.
Mr. Spottswood is president
and founder of Spottswood Companies, Inc., which has grown to become one of the
leading real estate development, property management and hospitality businesses
in the Florida Keys. Since 1992 Spottswood Companies has been responsible for
the development of the Hyatt Vacation Club, Hyatt Sunset Harbor Resort, Hyatt
Beach House Resort, Hyatt Windward Pointe Resort and many other hotels and
resorts in the area. Today, Spottswood has grown his company to be one of the
Keys' largest private employers.
Mark Wang, President & CEO -
Hilton Grand Vacations
Mr. Wang is
President of Hilton Grand Vacations. Prior to joining the company, Wang
co-founded PAHIO Resorts in Hawaii and served as its president for six years.
He later formed Grand Ownership Resorts, Ltd., a consulting company that
developed a successful vacation ownership program at The Bay Club on the Big
Island of Hawaii, a resort now managed by Hilton Grand Vacations.
Steve Weisz, President & CEO
- Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Mr. Weisz is
President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Corporation. As president of Marriott Vacation Club International, he has led
the vacation ownership division and oversaw three brands under the Marriott
Vacation Club International umbrella, including: Marriott Vacation Club, Grand
Residences by Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club. He has over 39 years of experience in the
industry with Marriott.
With all of
these great, knowledgeable leaders, The Meet the Leaders general session is
something you do not want to miss! Be sure to put it in your schedule of events
for 10:30-11:30 am Tuesday, March 28.