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Meet the Leaders General Session at ARDA World 2018

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Meet the Leaders General Session 

Meet the Leaders Session - ARDA World 2017
Meet the Leaders Session at ARDA World 2017 

Tuesday, May 8th from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas NV
Open to all ARDA World attendees 

Gain insights from industry leaders on topical issues that range from the impact of industry consolidation to the impending secondary market in this robust general session called Meet the Leaders.

Let’s quickly meet this year’s panel:

MAURIZIO BISICKY, Chief Operating Officer – Anantara Vacation Club

Mr. Bisicky was named Chief Operating Officer of Anantara Vacation Club in October 2017 after serving as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and as Chief Commercial Officer. He led the turnaround of the organization in 2016 and has focused on strengthening the global Anantara Vacation Club team and its operational performance, while pursuing and delivering on new business opportunities. With an international background in manufacturing, finance and hospitality, Mr. Bisicky has held senior positions with key players in the vacation ownership industry in Europe and the Middle East.


MICHAEL FLASKEY, Chief Executive Officer – Diamond Resorts

With more than twenty years of senior leadership experience in public and privately-held companies Mr. Flaskey has a key focus on growth-oriented companies within the vacation ownership industry. Prior to becoming Diamond’s CEO, Flaskey held the position of Chief Operations Officer from November 2016 to March 2017, of EVP and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer from 2014 to 2016, and of EVP of Sales and Marketing for North America from 2010 to 2014. Through his tenure, Diamond Resorts has achieved record growth both organically and through strategic acquisition integration. Mr. Flaskey is also key in creating many strategic ambassadorial alliances with world-famous artists and athletes. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Diamond Resorts Invitational, a nationally-televised, PGA Champions Tour-sanctioned Professional-Celebrity golf tournament.


JON FREDRICKS, President & Chief Executive Officer – Welk Resorts

Grandson of the late Lawrence Welk, Mr. Fredricks became President of Welk Resorts in 1999 and has led the company to realize unprecedented growth by fostering profitable expansion projects and organic corporate development. Fredricks’ leadership has guided the strategic direction of his team, setting the company on pace to achieve over $225 million in annual revenues, with more than 55,000 owners who vacation in over 1,200 shared ownership villas. Prior to becoming President, Mr. Fredricks was the General Manager of Welk Resort Branson and Vice President of Welk Real Estate.

TOM NELSON, President & Chief Executive Officer – Holiday Inn Club Vacations


Mr. Nelson transitioned to President and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Lake Resorts in August 2017. He joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in 2003, adding president to his duties a decade later. He has overseen the tremendous business and financial growth of the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand through its strategic alliance with IHG, as well as the acquisition of Silverleaf Resorts. Nelson brought significant corporate strategy, leadership, operations, finance and venture capital experience to Orange Lake Resorts through his career with Arthur Andersen, having created and led the company’s Global Strategy Consulting business. Prior, Mr. Nelson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Edify Corporation, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SRI International’s European venture subsidiary.



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