Patriot Award Given for Extraordinary Support of Employee

Resort Vacations, Inc. (RVI), the marketing company for the developer of Global Exchange Vacation Club (GVEC), a leader in the vacation exchange club industry, has been honored by the California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office.  RVI recently received a Patriot Award in recognition of the extraordinary support of its employee, Candra Evans, whose husband is serving in the Guard and Reserve.

Andrew Wiktorowicz, California ESGR state chair said the company’s CEO Rick Sargent and Vice President/Operations Bj Kelly were named “for being highly supportive of Candra Evans whose husband is in the Army National Guard.  Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

Rick Sargent said he was “extremely honored to receive the recognition.  It came as a complete surprise to us.  Candra is a super employee and we are proud that she is a member of our team.”

Candra Evans, who has worked 15 years at RVI as a member/account representative and whose husband, Master Sgt. Evans is currently deployed, said “my husband and I appreciate the kindness and understanding (Bj and Rick) have shown throughout his deployments. They have been a great support for the Guard and Reserve deployments.”

About GEVC

Global Exchange Vacation Club (GEVC) created by a national developer with over 35 years of vacation ownership experience is one of the most trusted names in the vacation ownership and exchange industry.  Through an alliance with RCI points it provides families with flexibility and the convenience of vacation ownership and a lifetime of travel and excitement at the world’ s finest luxury resorts.  Resort Vacations, Inc. (RVI) is contracted to provide the sales, marketing and day to day operations for GEVC.  For more information,

About ESGR

ESGR, a DoD office, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336-4590 or visit