Toronto, Canada (October 13, 2014) — The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) announced the appointment of Gregory G. Crist, to the Board of Directors prior to the opening of the Canadian Resort Conference, which was held in Toronto, Canada on September 22nd and 23rd 2014.
This marks the first time in CRDA’s history that an individual representing timeshare owners throughout Canada and the United States has been elected to the board. Crist brings over a decade of professional experience in association management to the board and has established solid working relationships with key stakeholders in the resort community.
“The Board of Directors welcomes Gregory and his representation of North American timeshare owners. Gregory has been very supportive of CRDA and will bring the vacation owners’ perspective to our Board, which is imperative as we continue to look for new ways to connect with the new generation of timeshare vacationers,” said Jon Zwickel, President and CEO, CRDA.
“I’m honored to be working with some of the best leaders in the business, who are equally committed to improving timeshare both as a product and experience”, said Crist. “The future of vacation ownership is clearly in front of us and I am looking forward to representing owners and addressing challenges and opportunities in Canada.”
The CRDA Board also elected Fermin Cruz, Senior Vice President–Dial An Exchange, Gord Minor, Director of Operations in Canada–Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Nigel Lobo, COO–Grand Pacific Resort Management and Wes Kogelman, President and CEO–BuyATimeshare.com. These new board members join eight others already serving.
CRDA is an industry-based association that is dedicated to furthering the vacation ownership resort and leisure industries. It was founded over 30 years ago in response to the public’s demand for reliable information about timeshare products. Focus has since broadened to all aspects of shared ownership. For more information visit http://www.crda.com.
The National Timeshare Owners Association is the largest and oldest owner association in North America serving timeshare owners throughout the United States and Canada. For nearly 20 years, they have worked to foster a better understanding of the benefits, value and usage of timeshare ownership through information and educational programs. They are dedicated to working with consumers and the timeshare community to encourage timeshare usage, educate the public on the benefits and responsibilities of timeshare ownership and to ensure a better timeshare experience for everyone. For more information visit http://www.nationaltimeshareownersassoc.com/
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