Named New Chairman
At American Resort Development Association (ARDA) in Washington - DC, USA
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) officially elected its new Chairman Steve Weisz, CEO and president of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, at this year's ARDA World Convention and Exposition in Orlando. Steve began his career with Marriott International, and has held a wide range of key executive positions, including senior vice president of sales and marketing for Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites, regional vice president for the Mid-Atlantic Region, vice president of Revenue Management, and senior vice president of Rooms Operations and Related Services. And for the past 19 years, Steve has led the timeshare side of the business under the Marriott brand.
Weisz also supports the work of grooming the industry's rising leaders, and it has been one of his personal goals and passions at Marriott to identify and recruit talent to nurture into leadership roles. "It's all about the people. I tell my team that what we will leave behind is so much more than the bricks and mortar of our great resorts. What our legacy will be dwells in those individuals who will follow behind us to carry the torch," says Weisz. "And I feel the same about ARDA and grooming the next generation of leaders for the overall industry."