Timeshare Industry ARDA and WIN, Women in the Industry Unite

The Board of Directors for the American Resort Development Association’s (ARDA), has voted to unite with Women in the Industry (WIN) for the purpose of strengthening and growing both organizations.

ARDA has officially announced the decision that was made during its Annual Fall Conference held last October in Washington, D.C. Howard Nusbaum, president and CEO of ARDA explains, “WIN’s direction is clearly in alignment with ARDA, especially with our mutual commitment to embrace the diversity within our industry, develop leadership, and contribute to charitable platforms. As we make the transition, there will be benefits for both of our organizations as our goals are clearly complementary. One of the first changes members will see is the institution of a new ARDA Philanthropy Council with WIN Co-President Cathy Backus as chair.”

WIN Co-President Lani Kane-Hanan adds, “As our groups unite, ARDA will incorporate WIN’s operational needs within its existing infrastructure, allowing us to operate more efficiently while furthering our common goals.”

History of WIN, Women in the Industry

Women in the Industry (WIN) was originally formed as a grassroots, volunteer non-profit organization for the purpose of advocating, educating and connecting women in the vacation, vacation ownership, and timeshare industry.

Because of high interest levels by individuals and valued corporate support, WIN has grown steadily since it was first launched at the 2008 Spring ARDA Convention. Today, WIN’s sponsors include: CARE; CSA Travel Protection; First American Title Insurance Company; Chicago Title; Group RCI; ICE; Bluegreen; Island One Foundation; Marriott Vacation Club International; Old Republic Timeshare/Fractional Interest Services; Perspective International; ResorTime.com; The Resort Trades; SFX Preferred Vacations; Shell Vacations LLC; SML Marketing LLC; and Spirit Incentives, Tricor Timeshare Title Insurance, and Wyndham Worldwide.

To find out more how you can become involved with WIN or become a supporter, visit the WIN website at: www.womenintheindustry.org