Jim Lewis, president of Disney Vacation Club, has been elected Chairman of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), the trade association representing the vacation ownership industry in North America.
ARDA’s president and CEO, Howard C. Nusbaum, commented on his appointment: “Jim’s passion for the product and in-depth knowledge of the industry puts ARDA in very capable hands at a time when the industry needs to work together.”
Mr Lewis has led Disney Vacation Club to more than double its business since 2003. The vacation ownership business now has more than 400,000 individual members from around 100 countries.
As part of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide Operations Steering Committee, he has also helped develop the vision and strategy for this global business.
Jim Lewis has been a leader on the ARDA Board of Directors since 2004 and will serve as Chairman for two years.