Committees

ARDA’s strength lies in the commitment and dedication of its volunteer leadership.  Volunteer leadership affords its members strong networking opportunities, high visibility, and contributes valuable resource and expense to the ARDA community.

Committee appointment terms are for two years.  Committee requirements include attendance at a minimum of two meetings per year, in conjunction with larger ARDA meetings.  Even if you cannot commit to a two-year timeframe, you are welcome to attend any committee meeting that is not designated “by invitation only.”

Contact the staff liaison for any specific committee for further information about participation.        

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ARDA's Committees 

 

The AICPA Timeshare Revenue Recognition Task Force identifies issues with newly passed Rev Rec rules, to provide documentation of the impact of those changes, and to provide guidance and make recommendations to the industry when implementing the new rules.
Staff Liaison: Darla Zanini RRP

The ARDA Board of Directors conducts, manages, and controls the affairs and property of the Association. (By Invitation Only)
Staff Liaison: May Crowley 

The ARDA Executive Committee exercises all authority on behalf of the ARDA Board in the management of the Association, between meetings of the Board when prompt action is necessary. (By Invitation Only)
Staff Liaison: May Crowley 

The CFO Council is comprised of CFOs of member timeshare companies and provides consultation to ARDA in regards to accounting related issues. (By Invitation Only)
Staff Liaison: Lan Wang RRP 

The Ethics Committee oversees the administration and enforcement of the ARDA Code of Ethics and recommends changes to the code. (By Invitation Only)
Staff Liaison: Robert Clements 

The Finance Committee provides resources and solid industry financial data to assist members in working with lenders or finance sources. (closed committee)
Staff LiaisonSandra Y. DePoy RRP

The General Counsels Council is a place for the general counsels of member companies to assemble and discuss important issues facing the industry and best practices for addressing those issues. (By Invitation Only)
Staff Liaison: Justin Vermuth 

The Global Alliance for Timeshare Excellence seeks to serve as a resource to ensure that legislative and regulatory proposals are reasonable and conducive to the industry's business. GATE also seeks to serve as a resource business in such a manner as to create positive public perception. (By Invitation Only)
Staff Liaison: Darla Zanini RRP

The HR Council a place for chief human resource officers to meet and discuss pressing issues facing the industry and to discuss best practices for addressing these issues. (By Invitation Only)
Staff Liaison: Catherine Lacey RRP

The Investor Relations Council works with ARDA leadership, AIF Research and the Reputation Management Council to help harmonize the various vacation ownership messages, creating a unified voice for the research and messaging delivered to the financial markets.                           (By Invitation Only)
Staff Liaison: Peter Roth 

The ARDA Leadership Development Committee maintains the integrity of the ARDA LEAPS program through vigorous program review. Also ensures program content supports the needs of the industry today and in the future. (By Invitation Only)
Staff LiaisonDarla S. Zanini RRP  

The ARDA LEAPS Alumni Task Force comprised of professionals who have successfully completed the ARDA LEAPS program. Provides a venue for program graduates to continue their leadership education, keep informed of various ways to serve ARDA, and provide mentorship to current Leapsters.
Staff LiaisonDarla S. Zanini RRP  

The ARDA LEAPS Class comprised of members of current ARDA LEAPS Class. Supports internal management of benefits and delivers benefits included in the program.
Staff LiaisonDarla S. Zanini RRP  

The Reputation Management Committee works with the Reputation Management Council to develop and implement communications programs that reflect the defined communications strategy that aims to enhance the industry reputation.
Staff Liaison: Alyssa Cerrito 

The Reputation Management Council works with ARDA and industry executive leadership             to create communication strategies that aim to enhance the industry reputation.                         (By Invitation Only)                                                                                                                            Staff LiaisonPeter Roth 

The ARDA-WIN Advantage Committee oversees WIN, a group that aims to advocate, educate, and connect industry professionals by fostering personal and professional growth through a core focus on diversity/inclusion, mentoring, networking, and philanthropy. (By Invitation Only)
Staff LiaisonDarla S. Zanini RRP  

The Technology Forum monitors and evaluates emerging technologies and technological trends and provides ARDA members with information about them.
Staff Liaison: Rob Dunn 

Legislative 

The ARDA Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC) conducts, manages and controls the affairs of the Resort Owners' Coalition, which works to preserve, protect and enhance vacation ownership.
Staff Liaison: Sandra Y. DePoy RRP

The ARDA-ROC Board works to preserve, protect and enhance vacation ownership by advocating for local, state and federal policies that enable the vacation ownership industry to thrive.                    (By Invitation Only)
Staff LiaisonSandra Y. DePoy RRP

The Federal Issues Committee monitors and addresses the timeshare industry's federal and regulatory affairs and regularly hosts subject-matter experts that address the Committee on issues of importance to the industry and its members.
Staff Liaison: Sandra Y. DePoy  RRP

The Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Committee (LARPAC) addresses regulatory issues affecting multi-state marketing and sales, and provides funding for efforts consistent with the LARPAC goals.(By Invitation Only)
Staff LiaisonChris Stewart RRP

The State Legislative Committee monitors state legislation and rules concerning timesharing, subdivided land, real estate licensing, marketing and promotions, and taxes (sales, property, and occupancy) affecting its members.
Staff Liaison: Chris Stewart RRP

State and Regional Committees often meet in conjunction with ARDA events, or regionally during the year. Committees are responsible for monitoring and/or initiating legislative and regulatory policy activity on behalf of ARDA members and ARDA-ROC in a specific region. They include: ARDA-Arizona; ARDA-California; ARDA-Carolinas; ARDA-Caribbean; ARDA-Florida; ARDA-Hawaii; ARDA-Missouri; ARDA-Nevada; ARDA-New England; ARDA-Tennessee; ARDA-Virginia; and ARDA-Wisconsin.
Staff LiaisonsChris Stewart RRP, Justin Vermuth, & Robert Clements  

ARDA State Government Affairs Office 
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Orlando, FL 32801 

 

Meetings 

The Awards Committee guides ARDA staff to develop award categories and criteria in relation to the ARDA Awards program. Members are required to participate in a one day, summer meeting and optional onstage participation at the Awards Gala. (By Invitation Only)
Staff Liaison: Catherine Lacey RRP

The Meetings Committee helps ARDA staff develop concurrent session programming for the ARDA World convention. Members are required to participate in a 2-day summer planning meeting, as well as two meetings at ARDA World. (By Invitation Only)
Staff Liaison: Catherine Lacey RRP

 

Member Services & Resort Operations

The Member Experience Committee invites members to serve and support ARDA activities that enhance the overall member experience. Volunteers are industry ambassadors and support all cycles of membership of interest, join, onboard, engage and renew.
Staff Liaison: Jenny Davlin RRP

The Professional Timeshare Partners Committee provides resources, training, specialized services and a community for professional partners of the timeshare industry to encourage marketplace dialogue between purchasers and sellers.

Staff LiaisonJenny Davlin RRP

The Resort Operations Committee promotes best practices associated with all operations of legacy and active resorts including the products, services and partners required to achieve success. Members are the executive boards of the Construction/Design, HOA Outreach, Resort Management, and Suppliers Committees/Councils.
Staff LiaisonJenny Davlin RRP

 

ARDA International Foundation (AIF)

AIF Accreditation Board
The AIF Accreditation Board reviews ARP and RRP applications to ensure all criteria is met successfully for designation. (open)
Staff LiaisonCatherine Lacey RRP

AIF Board of Trustees
The AIF Board of Trustees manages, supervises, directs, and controls the policies and programs of the Foundation.  Members are invited to serve and must be approved by the ARDA Board of Directors. (closed committee) 
Staff Liaison: Catherine Lacey RRP

AIF By-laws Task Force
The AIF By-laws Task Force reviews and proposes modifications to the by-laws to ensure they support the current AIF business strategy.
Staff LiaisonCatherine Lacey RRP 

AIF Education Committee
The AIF Education Committee manages the industry education program, constantly review existing programs, and develop new programs that support the ever-changing needs of the timeshare industry. Committee also has oversight of the industry relations with university partners. (open)
Staff LiaisonCatherine Lacey RRP

AIF Education Task Force
The AIF Education Task Force includes stakeholder members who help AIF staff define core education needs and develop an approach to evolve education programs to address them. (open)
Staff LiaisonCatherine Lacey RRP

AIF Executive Committee
As delegated by the full AIF Board, the Executive Committee has responsibility for the management of the Foundation when the Board is not in session, consistent with any policies established by the Board. (open)
Staff LiaisonCatherine Lacey RRP   

AIF Research Committee
The AIF Research Committee recommends research projects, assists in vendor selection and helps shape research surveys and reports. (open)
Staff LiaisonLan Wang RRP 

 

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