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The American Resort Development Association, (ARDA) announced this week that Don Harrill, president and CEO of Orange Lake Resorts, home to Holiday Inn Club Vacations, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The announcement was released during this year’s 2011 ARDA Convention and Exposition, currently being held in Orlando, Fl.

Howard Nusbaum, RRP, ARDA’s president and CEO, says, “I couldn’t be more pleased with having Don as our industry leader especially at this unique moment for vacation ownership. Don has been a long-time advocate and tireless voice for our industry, as well as someone I’ve learned so much from during these challenging economic times. With his strong business, financial, and management skills, he is poised to be a truly effective leader for ARDA.”

Holiday Inn Club Vacations is part of the resort brand Holiday Inn, and includes six Holiday Inn Club Vacations timeshare resorts. The vcation ownership brand is a result of a strategic linking between IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s largest hotel groups, and Orange Lake Resorts timeshares.

Don Harrill says, “I’m ecstatic and honored to take on this role with ARDA.As America emerges from an economic crisis, it’s a great time for us, as an industry, to have pride in our product and integrity in the process by which we share our product with consumers.”

Jim Lewis, president of Disney Vacation Club timeshare is the past Chairman of ARDA. Other ARDA officers includey Wyndham Vacation Ownership president and CEO, Franz Hanning (chair-elect) and Baker Hostetler law partner Robert J. Webb, Esq., RRP (treasurer).

Follow this link to read the ARDA media announcement.

More on the history of the Orange Lake Resorts timeshare alliance with IHG:

More Orange Lake Timeshare Resorts Join the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Brand

Holiday Inn Timeshare Unveils New Orlando Timeshare Resort

Another Major Hotelier Entering the Timeshare Resort Industry

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