ARDA President and CEO Announces Retirement


ARDA’s President and CEO, Howard Nusbaum, has recently announced his plan to retire in 2019. After 19 years serving, Nusbaum will remain President of this vacation ownership and resort development association until a replacement can be named.

With the aid of the appointed ARDA Board of Directors search committee and global executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart, a national search for a new American Resort Development Association will begin. Ann Fastiggi and Leslie Hortum of Spencer Stuart and past ARDA chairman and current ARDA International Foundation chair Don Harrill will manage and lead the committee.

Following this announcement, Hilton Grand Vacations’ President and ARDA Chairman Mark Wang stated:

“We were of course disappointed when earlier this year Howard shared with the officers his intention to retire in 2019; however, we are pleased that he is willing to stay on through the search process and and the important transition period. The organization is in great shape both with its finances and its highly-engaged and competent professional staff. We are excited that Spencer Stuart is our guide in this important, once-in-a-generation leadership selection process.”

To learn more about ARDA and their executive team, please visit their official website.

About the American Resort Development Association
With over 600 corporate members and 5,000+ engaged associates, the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington, DC-based trade association that represents the vacation ownership and resort development industries. With the goal to promote growth and development, ARDA offers advocacy, networking opportunities, business partnerships, and industry resources to those who join. Members have a shared interests in this form of travel real estate and come from a range of privately held and public companies including exchange programs, vacation clubs, timeshare owner associations, timeshare developers, and more.