WASHINGTON, DC (April 13,2011) — Dennis M. Ducharme, RRP, President of InnSeason Resorts, based on Cape Cod (MA), has been appointed Chairman of the American Resort Development Association’s Northeast Chapter. Nominated by the Chapter’s Executive Committee, ARDA’s regional chairpersons are jointly appointed by the President and Chief Executive Officer, Howard Nusbaum, and the ARDA Board of Directors.
Ducharme is an ARDA Trustee, and also serves as a member of the ARDA-Northeast Executive Committee. He has been a member of the ARDA Board of Directors since 2003. His other professional affiliations include the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association, White Mountain Attractions, New England Innkeepers Association, Ski New Hampshire, and North Country Center for the Arts.
“This is the most challenging time for the resort development industry in its 40-year history, and I look forward to taking on this role for our industry, and especially for the Northeast Region,” notes Ducharme. “ARDA’s role is to guide and educate vacation ownership developers, managers and owners associations by providing the tools of successful resort management. As we continue to emerge from the current economic crisis, the choices we make independently, and as an industry, in the next few years are certain to affect us for decades.”
InnSeason Resorts is the regional brand of family-oriented resorts with properties on Cape Cod, Loon Mountain, NH and Ogunquit, ME. Ducharme also directs Southern Peaks Resorts, LLC, a real estate development and resort management company, headquartered in Lincoln, NH. Southern Peaks Resorts, LLC is currently developing the RiverWalk at Loon Mountain resort, a mixed-use fractional property, planned for Lincoln.