WVO’s Hanning Elected Chairman of ARDA
Thursday June 20th, 2013 - 12:43PM Y
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WASHINGTON, DC—Franz Hanning, president and CEO of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc. (WVO) was elected as chairman of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) during the recent ARDA World Convention and Exposition in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Hanning first joined the company—then Fairfield Communities, Inc.—in 1982 as a sales professional, working his way up through key leadership positions until he was named president/CEO of WVO in 2004. Since then, he has overseen all management, operations, strategic planning and growth initiatives.
WVO’s four primary consumer brands — CLUB WYNDHAM, WorldMark by Wyndham, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Shell Vacations Club —represent approximately 23,000 vacation ownership units and serve more than 900,000 owner families worldwide.
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