Vacation Resorts International (VRI), a provider of management and leisure services to vacation owners, announced that Jan Samson is the recipient of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Producers’ Club Award for 2015. Recognizing the person who has referred the most new ARDA members in the past year, it was presented at the ARDA World Awards Gala in Orlando, Florida.
“I am honored to receive this important award,” said Samson, senior vice president of business and corporate development at VRI. “Supporting ARDA is also a way to support the resorts and homeowners’ associations that VRI serves.”
In addition to referring members to the organization, Samson is a frequent speaker at ARDA educational sessions on resort management issues, serves as an advisor to the Suppliers Council, is a member of the Resort Operations Council, and has chaired the group’s Resort Management Council for the last two years. She is an avid promoter of the ARDA Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC).
Samson, who has been with VRI since 2004, is responsible for new business, acquisition of management contracts, renewal of existing contracts, business alliances, marketing, development of corporate programs, and special projects. For nearly 35 years, she has held various management positions in the vacation ownership and hospitality industry. She has degrees in accounting and hospitality management and holds an active Community Association Management license in Florida.
ARDA is a Washington DC-based trade association representing the vacation ownership (timeshare) and resort development industries. ARDA has nearly 1,000 corporate members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded corporations with extensive experience in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate. Members also include timeshare homeowners’ associations (HOAs), resort management companies, and industry vendors, suppliers, and consultants; as well as owners through the ARDA Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC).
About Vacation Resorts International
Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Vacation Resorts International (VRI) provides resort and homeowners’ association management services to the shared ownership industry. VRI has regional offices in Hyannis, Massachusetts; New Bern, North Carolina; and Salt Lake City, Utah; and manages more than 120 resort and club locations in North America for the approximately 230,000 families who own at VRI-managed properties. VRI has built its success as a team dedicated to “Perfecting the Art of Hospitality” for over 30 years. VRI is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from exchange and vacation rental to vacation ownership.