After a successful 19 years as President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association, Howard Nusbaum has announced his intention to retire in 2019. The ARDA Board of Directors has appointed a search committee of its members to work with Spencer Stuart to conduct a national search for a new president. Ann Fastiggi and Leslie Hortum of Spencer Stuart are managing the process. Don Harrill, an ARDA past chairman and current chair of the ARDA International Foundation, is leading the search committee.

Mark Wang, President of Hilton Grand Vacations and current ARDA Chairman, said, “We were of our 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 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.” Anyone interested in learning more about the position and candidate profile should contact