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by Breckenridge Grand Vacations. She then
became the general manager of the Breck
Inn in 2014. After a year, she accepted the
position of assistant general manager of the
Grand Timber Lodge in 2015. For the past
five years, Michelle has been very involved
in resort operations.
Pamela Fredel, RRP
Pam Fredel is the senior
director of development
at Hilton Grand Vacations
(HGV), a leading, global,
vacation-ownership
company. As part of HGV's development
team, Pam has been and continues to be
involved with all aspects of HGV's new
resort development process. Over the last
12 years with HGV, her responsibilities
have included deal structuring, financial
evaluations, feasibility analysis, business
planning, and acquisitions.
Her career has been focused on the hospitality industry and includes feasibility and
development roles with Marriott Vacations
Worldwide and Kerzner International.
Justin Hunter, RRP
As vice president of
operations for Resort Travel
& Xchange (RTX), Justin
Hunter's primary role is to
oversee the company's dayto-day operations. This includes business
development, call center operations in both
their Asheville and Orlando offices, and
their communications department, which
includes the company's quarterly magazine,
RTX Traveler.
He has spent a decade in the timeshare
industry working in a variety of roles. He
began as a call center supervisor for Festiva
Resorts. He then moved on to serve as the
Director of Club Operations for Patton
Hospitality Management where he acted
as club manager for the Festiva Adventure
Club and the Peppertree Vacation Club.
He has also served on a dozen timeshare
HOA board of directors and was recently
elected to the Canadian Resort Developers
Association (CRDA) Board of Directors for
the 2016 term.

Douglas A. Kelly Esq., RRP
Douglas A. Kelly is vice
president and assistant
general counsel for
Marriott Vacations
Worldwide Corporation
(MVW), where he is responsible for the
company's worldwide litigation matters
and various compliance issues. Prior
to the spin-off of MVW from Marriott
International, Inc. (MI), in 2011, Doug was
vice president and senior counsel for MI,
where he provided advice and support to
the timeshare business in a variety of areas,
including litigation, government affairs,
product innovation, and compliance. Prior
to joining MVW, he was an attorney with
Holland & Knight LLP in Orlando, Florida.
Doug is the current president of the
Association of Corporate Counsel's Central
Florida. He also coordinates MVW's
participation in Streetlaw, Inc.'s Pathways to
Diversity program, partnering with a local
high school in Orlando to teach various
legal topics from a set curriculum during
the semester. Over the past ten years, Mr.
Kelly has been involved in a variety of
ARDA State Affairs initiatives, including the
rewrite and passage of a revised timeshare
act in Connecticut, and the defeat of
proposed adverse property tax laws in a
variety of jurisdictions. He has also spoken
at several ARDA conventions.
Aaron Lewis, RRP
Aaron Lewis is director of marketing for
Somerpointe Resorts, a
timeshare development
company with resorts
across the United States. He oversees the
marketing operations of each resort, as
well as the marketing efforts for the company's other business interests. He began
his career in the timeshare industry in
1997 on the property management side,
working as a front desk agent at one of
the company's Maui properties. Since
that time, he has served in a number of
capacities, including director of owner
services, director of revenue management,
and resort general manager.

In recent years, Aaron has transitioned
from the property management side
to the developer side, where he assists
in sales and marketing operations. He
has actively held a real estate broker
license since 2003, as well as a Property
Management License.
Sara B. Little, RRP
Sara B. Little is the senior
director of communications for RTX. She
supervises the communications staff and manages
all functions of the department. She is
the editor of RTX Traveler magazine and
works closely with company leaders to
execute a variety of communications
initiatives-including marketing materials,
member communications and engagement,
and social media. In her time at RTX,
Sara has helped to create and execute the
company's employee recognition program
as well as its charitable giving plan. She has
recently expanded RTX's communications
department to provide its services to
partner companies.
Sara began her career in the industry
in 2005, working with Festiva Hospitality
Group's member services department. She
was promoted to communications director
in 2007 and has since been actively involved
in the industry, regularly attending ARDA
World and Regional conferences and
participating as a panel speaker in several
educational sessions. She is a member
of ARDA-WIN and ARDA's Reputation
Management Committee.
Melanie Pershka, RRP
Melanie began her career
in the Timeshare Industry
with Wyndham Vacation
Ownership (WVO) in
2003 as a aenior accountant. She was promoted to accounting
manager in 2004 and then director of
accounting in 2005. She was instrumental
in the implementation of the Timeshare
Accounting Guidance in 2006 at Wyndham
creating the Inventory Costing System for
WVO. Her responsibilities grew in 2010

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