ORLANDO, FLA. (Feb. 26, 2019)– Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, a leading vacation ownership brand operated by Orange Lake Resorts, was honored with 11 prestigious awards at the 13th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, hosted in Las Vegas on Feb. 22. Two Holiday Inn Club Vacations sales leaders won the highest level, the Gold Stevie Award: Jorge Ramirez for Sales Director of the Year and Kathleen Holder for Sales Representative of the Year – All Other Industries. Additionally, the company received a Gold Stevie Award in the Demand Generation Program of the Year category for its Post-Package Purchase Program.
“I am so proud of everyone on our team and the fantastic work they do every day,” said John Sutherland, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Orange Lake Resorts. “We strive to hire the top talent in the industry and provide them with the very best training to be successful. The Stevie Awards is wonderful recognition of the talents, drive and commitment of our team to provide great service to our owners and potential owners. Jorge and Kathleen are a perfect reflection of this commitment.”
Silver Award Winners
- Woman of the Year in Sales – Joanna Tadich
- Inbound Marketing Program of the Year – Inbound Call Transfer Program
- Contact Center Professional of the Year – Becky Taylor
- Award for Innovation in Sales – All Other Industries - iVacation
Bronze Award Winners
- Contact Center Professional of the Year – Shevy Gill
- Sales Training or Education Professional of the Year – Tim Stofer
- National Sales Team of the Year – Founder’s Club
- Sales Representative of the Year – All Other Industries – Jose Rangel
More than 2,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry across 45 nations were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores from seven specialized judging committees of more than 150 professionals worldwide.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of 2019 Stevie winners in all categories are available at stevieawards.com/sales.
About Orange Lake Resorts
Orange Lake Resorts encompasses 27 resorts and 7,500 villas in the U.S., with more than 340,000 timeshare owners and 5,000+ employees.
Orange Lake Resorts, a leader within the vacation ownership industry with more than three decades of proven success, operates the Holiday Inn Club®. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand was created in 2008 through a strategic alliance with IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations flagship property in Orlando, Fla., located next to the Walt Disney World® Resort, was established in 1982 by Holiday Inn® founder Kemmons Wilson. The timeshare brand includes 27 resorts across 13 states. For more information on Holiday Inn Club Vacations or to book reservations, visit hiclubvacations.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/hiclubvacations or Twitter at twitter.com/hiclubvacations.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.