Global hospitality and vacation ownership company engages sales and marketing industry veterans
Las Vegas, NV (January 26, 2011) — DIAMOND RESORTS INTERNATIONAL® (Diamond), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has announced that three senior level executives are assuming leadership roles for Sales and Marketing Operations in North America.
Derek Kanoa will maintain a key leadership role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing over his area of expertise, the Western Business Unit. Diamond would like to thank Mr. Kanoa for the integral role he has played and will continue to fulfill for Sales and Marketing Operations as he is a critical player to the success of the Western Business Unit.
Rhett Bolling, bringing more than 17 years of Sales and Marketing experience, will be leading the Eastern Business Unit. Mr. Bolling’s vacation ownership career began in 1993 with Bluegreen Corporation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The majority of his career was with Sunterra, where for 10 years Mr. Bolling was responsible for various regions including Florida, mid-West and mid-Atlantic.
With over 20 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Eric Assam will serve as Vice President of Sales and Marketing Operations, North America. Mr. Assam’s background and experience with Wyndham Vacation Ownership as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing provides him with an extensive knowledge of strategic sales, marketing and business development in the vacation ownership industry. Mr. Assam will develop the three year strategic Sales and Marketing Plan, Compensation Plans, National Program Management, the Exit Sampler Program, and Sales and Marketing Reward and Recognition Program.
According to Stephen J. Cloobeck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Resorts International®, “We are looking forward to welcoming Rhett Bolling and Eric Assam to our dynamic sales and marketing team. Both individuals offer an extensive knowledge of their respective fields and regions and will bring vast vacation ownership sales and marketing experience and expertise to the Diamond community.”
Diamond Resorts International®, with global headquarters in Las Vegas, Nev., is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world with more than 177 branded and affiliated resorts and over 24,000 guest beds in 26 countries with destinations throughout the continental United States and Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Offering simplicity, choice and comfort to more than 385,000 owners and members through the branded hospitality service of more than 5,500 team members worldwide, Diamond Resorts International® is dedicated to providing its guests with effortless and relaxing vacation experiences every time, for a lifetime.
Annually, nearly 1.4 million owners, members and guests enjoy the simplicity, choice and comfort Diamond Resorts International® offers through our branded hospitality experience.
About Diamond Resorts Corporation
Diamond Resorts Corporation and its subsidiaries develop, own, operate and manage vacation ownership resorts and, through resort and partner affiliation agreements, provide owners and members with access to 69 managed resorts and 108 affiliated resorts through THE Club® at Diamond Resorts International®.
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