Timeshare Industry Leaders Recognized for Top Achievements – Part 1

ARDA Announces 2012 Circle of Excellence (ACE) and ARDY Winners

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) recognized their top industry leaders at the annual Awards Gala of the 2012 Convention & Exposition held last month in Las Vegas. 
The evening event, sponsored by Holiday Systems International (HSI), showcased the outstanding accomplishments among individuals, teams, resorts, and companies in a variety of categories.
“It’s about recognizing the ‘best of the best’ in the vacation ownership industry,” said Howard Nusbaum, president and CEO of ARDA. “It’s an opportunity to take time and applaud the efforts of individuals who have been recognized by their peers for the impact and perseverance they have shown in their professional lives.”
1.The ACE Lifetime Achievement Award went to Frank Chapman, an international visionary since the 1960s. This award is given to an individual whose leadership, professionalism, creativity, reliability, and quality standards and ethics are demonstrated in an outstanding body of work. 

2.The ACE Project of Excellence went to Grand Lodge on Peak 7, Breckenridge, CO. This award is given to a successful project that represents months and years of cooperation between all parties involved and is considered a success not only by investors but by owners and the local community. 

3.The ACE Community Service Award went to Interval International for its help in bringing vacations to deployed and wounded soldiers and their families. This award recognizes outstanding community contributions by an ARDA member individual or organization.

4.The ACE Women on their Way Award went to Mandi Weigel of Grand Pacific Resorts, who worked her way from administrative assistant to resort area general manager.  Along the way she proved to be an innovative leader through goal-oriented employee programs, employee safety, and green company initiatives. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of women who continue to excel and advance in the industry.

5.The ACE Philanthropic Award went to Christel House Open Tournament Host Companies, who help run a benefit golf tournament organized by a host committee of 14 different companies across the timeshare industry. Proceeds from the tournament go toward ending childhood poverty. This award recognizes the outstanding philanthropic effort for a humanitarian cause by an individual or company. 

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