RCI wins three 2016 ARDA Awards
RCI has won three awards at the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) 2016 Awards Gala Dinner.
Among the most prestigious of the accolades is the ACE Spirit of Hospitality Award, which RCI’s Elizabeth Christeson earned for her outstanding leadership and contributions as an innovative thinker and knowledgeable expert to the business.
As the director of RCI’s affiliate reporting and business solutions team in product management and resort operations, Liz and her team are crucial contributors to a variety of initiatives across business relative processes. Her willingness to knowledge-share and enable her team to do great things for the business makes her an invaluable member of the RCI team.
Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI, said: “Everyone at RCI is thrilled to congratulate Liz on her recognition. At RCI, we pride ourselves on our ‘Count On Me’ culture with everyone we meet. Liz embodies our philosophy through her kindness, respect for others, hard work, charitable actions and positive outlook, both in and out of the workplace.”
RCI was also recognised with the following awards:
• Reputation Management Team: Timeshare Online Listening Center (TOLC)
• Social Media Campaign, Large Company: WeChat Launch Campaign in China
“Winning these awards from ARDA means the world to us,” added Gurnik. “They reinforce all of the amazing work we are committed to doing, and we are thrilled to continue to offer high quality services and support to our affiliates and members.”
Giving something back
RCI made its own presentation during ARDA World 2016, donating $50,000 USD to the ARDA International Foundation (AIF), a nonprofit organization that serves to advance knowledge of the industry through its comprehensive market intelligence and enrich careers through education.
“The work of the AIF continues to have a positive impact on the entire timeshare industry,” said Gurnik. “Supporting the organization’s efforts to provide valuable research and education programs to our business is a top priority for RCI. We are proud to back AIF’s ongoing initiatives through this donation.”
Howard Nusbaum, ARDA president and CEO, said: “The key mission of the AIF is to provide both the financial markets and the resort development communities with the necessary market intelligence and sound research to better understand and compete within the world of vacation ownership. RCI’s generosity allows us to better meet these goals.”