Interval International Receives ACE Award from ARDA

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, received the Circle of Excellence “ACE” Employer Award, one of the American Resort Development Association’s (ARDA) most prestigious honors, at the recent convention gala in Orlando.

The annual ACE Awards identify recipients who reach the highest levels of excellence in the resort industry, and whose accomplishments and dedication elevate the industry to new heights.

“Throughout our 35-year history, Interval has fostered an environment in which employees are encouraged to follow rewarding career paths that best capitalize on their talent and interests,” said Craig M. Nash, chairman, president, and CEO of Interval Leisure Group. “The ACE Employer Award recognizes this dedication to our team.”

Tom Bell, Interval’s senior vice president of governmental affairs, received the coveted ACE Volunteer Award. He has been involved in vacation ownership for nearly 30 years and is a longstanding member of ARDA’s State Legislative and Federal Issues Committees. Bell’s advocacy for strong and balanced legislation around the country, and around the world, earned him this distinction.

Interval also received the 2010 ARDA Producer of the Year Award for impressive promotional efforts on behalf of the industry at its Vacation Ownership Investment Conference (now known as the Shared Ownership Investment Conference). This marks the sixth time in the past nine years that Interval has won this honor by generating the highest number of new members for the association.

In addition to these accolades, Interval received ARDY awards for excellence in the advertising, promotion, and communication division for the “Finders Keepers” integrated marketing campaign and for the “Happiness in Traveling” magazine ad campaign. In the management and administration division, Karen Green, manager for Meridian Financial Services, an Interval subsidiary, was the ARDY winner.

Prior to the gala, Interval was named a finalist for several other advertising, promotion, and communication awards, including the Club Interval Gold SM logo design, Interval Platinum SM brochure, Interval World® magazine, Take One Program specialty marketing piece, and the Members’ Choice interactive Internet marketing campaign.

Employees who achieved finalist recognition for their professional excellence include Kurt Atkinson in Telesales, Arlene Cade in the Administrative Team category, and Patty Medina in Marketing & Sales Administrative Support.
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