Wyndham Destinations strengthens its resort business with 11 key appointments
Wyndham Destinations has announced 11 new appointments to the company’s resort operations leadership team.
Regional Vice President of Resort Operations for the Southern California region, Jeff Pank, has been promoted with his responsibilities now expanded to include the entire California region.
He will oversee 29 resorts across three brands, Shell Vacations Club, Club Wyndham and WorldMark by Wyndham, and oversee the day-to-day operations of 13 properties.
Reporting to Pank, Abdul Abou Shadi and Alan Hopkins have both been promoted from general manager to director of resort operations for Northern and Southern California.
Also in the Pank area, Beau Bryan joins the company as General Manager of Peacock Suites in Anaheim, California. He brings over 10 years of resort management experience, having managed properties ranging from 70 keys to almost 500.
Racheal Giannecchini has been named General Manager of WorldMark San Diego – Mission Valley. She has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 11 as General Manager of several timeshare resorts in California and British Columbia. Most recently, she served as General Manager at the Wyndham Harbor Lights Club.
Blaine Redfern, who joined Wyndham Destinations in 2003, is expanding his role as multi-site general manager to Club Wyndham Harbor Lights, Inn at the Park and WorldMark San Diego – Balboa Park, while Adam Ritch has been promoted to multi-site general manager. Site (s. Responsible for WorldMark Cathedral City and WorldMark Palm Springs.
There have also been several changes to general manager positions at other locations, including the appointment of Jacque Cruce as multi-site general manager at WorldMark Rancho Vistoso and Wyndham Starr Pass Golf Suites in Arizona.
Christina Douglas has been promoted to general manager of Club Wyndham/WorldMark Galena in Illinois, while Todd Koth has been named general manager of WorldMark Chelan Lake House in Washington.
Michael Murray has been named multi-site general manager of Club Wyndham Nashville and Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham – Nashville in Tennessee, and Derek Schmidt recently joined the company as general manager of Club Wyndham Resort in Avon, Colorado.
“We are honored to promote these impressive operational leaders who have demonstrated exemplary performance in delivering exceptional vacations to owners and guests of our resorts in the midst of a busy summer travel season,” said Kevin Maciulewicz. , senior vice president of resort operations for Wyndham Destinations.
“The demand for amazing hospitality professionals remains high and we are proud to have a strong network of key team members who support the growth of our business.”