ORLANDO, Fla. (April 8, 2013) — Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world’s largest vacation ownership company and member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE:WYN), earned six awards in the seventh annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service on February 25, 2013. More than 1,100 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, with WVO winning one (1) gold, three (3) silver, and two (2) bronze 2013 Stevie Awards.
“We are very proud of the esteemed representation from WVO,” said Jeff Myers, chief sales and marketing officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership. “Each of these winners are pioneers in their category. They’re innovative, respected and ready to rise to any challenge. Everyone is truly deserving of this recognition.”
The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, February 25, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. More than 300 nominated customer service and sales executives from the USA and several other countries attended.
Kinja Dixon, sales representative in Williamsburg, Va., received the coveted Gold Stevie Award as Sales Representative of the Year.
Silver Stevie Awards were received by the Specialist Presenter Owner Workshop Team in the Field Sales Team of the Year category; Butch Gunter, VP of site sales and marketing at Williamsburg, in the Sales Manager of the Year category; and John Wheeler, director of sales development and special projects, for Sales Training or Education Leader of the Year.
Bronze Stevie Awards were received by the WVO Owner Services Team in the category of Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year; and Rachelle Bivins, sales representative at Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort, for Sales Representative of the Year.
“From our perspective this was the most successful Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “Not just because of the increase in the number and variety of entries, but in the extraordinary quality of the entries. Judges have told me how impressed they were with the success stories they reviewed this year. All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are truly deserving.”
About Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a member of Wyndham Worldwide’s (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest vacation ownership business, as measured by the number of vacation ownership resorts, individual vacation ownership units and owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its four primary consumer brands, CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Shell Vacations. As of December 31, 2012, Wyndham Vacation Ownership had developed or acquired more than 185 vacation ownership resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the South Pacific that represent more than 23,000 individual vacation ownership units and more than 900,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and is supported by more than 15,000 employees globally.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
Sponsors and supporters of the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include the Business TalkRadio Network, PrintingForLess.com, and ValueSelling Associates.