Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) has announced the election of three key executives to its Board of Directors.
During its Board of Director’s meeting at VO-Con 2017, CVOA elected three new people to executive positions.  Francis Taylor, Chairman of Australia-based DAE has accepted the position of Chairman; coming in as Vice Chairman is Gregory Crist CEO of NTOA; Justin Hunter of RTX (Ashville, NC)  will take over the position of Treasurer and Secretary will be Will Lambert of the Canadian Law Firm,  Gardner Roberts.
The organization also named two new directors to hold seats on the Board of Directors.  Don Eastvold of Unlimited Vacation Club and Cory Stegemann of The Cyria Group have both accepted positions to serve.
Jon Zwickel, President and CEO of CVOA says “coming on the heels of our extremely successful conference, I’m pleased to announce the new leadership of CVOA’s Board of Directors.  One of the clear messages surfacing from the event was the importance of value-added services for timeshare members and their resorts.  With DAE and RTX well represented in this group, the message to our constituency is ‘we hear you.’  We look forward to the views of these two exchange organizations and well as the concise legal insights Will Lambert brings to the table.”
“We are also pleased to have the expertise of Don Eastvold from Mexico.  Universal Vacation Club has many members who are Canadian allowing us to be truly international in our approach.  Cyria offers a valuable service to timeshare members and CVOA looks forward to incorporating some of their forward-thinking ideas into our platforms, “Zwickel continued.

CVOA is Canada’s only association dedicated to representing the interests of the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Since its founding 1980, the organization has become Canada’s preeminent industry association representing all forms of vacation ownership. CVOA membership is a community of active industry leaders committed to promoting and maintaining a high standard of ethical conduct within the Canadian vacation ownership industry, creating B-2-B and networking opportunities between Members, and educating consumers as to the benefits of vacation ownership. For more information, please visit


Pictured Left to Right
Marlene Coleman nee Scott, General Manager/Executive Director, Whistler Vacation Club
Cory Stegemann, Founder and CEO, The Cyria Group/Genescy
Jon Zwickel, President and CEO, CVOA
Jeremy Moser, Vice President Resort Operations, LaTour Hotels and Resorts
Justin Hunter, Vice President of Operations, RTX
Gord Minor, Regional Vice President, Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Dianne Hounsome, Owner Manager, The Cottages at Port Stanton
Will Lambert Partner, Gardiner Roberts LLP
Robert Reyes, Vice President/Resort Operations, Diamond Resorts International
Francis Taylor, CEO, DAE Global
Absent: Greg Crist, CEO/NTOA; Don Eastvold, Corporate Director of Marketing, Unlimited Vacation Club; Wesley Kogelman, CEO, BuyMyTimeshare