After a successful 19 years as President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association, Howard Nusbaum has announced his intention to retire in 2019. The ARDA Board of Directors has appointed a search committee of its members to work with Spencer Stuart to conduct a national search for a new president. Ann Fastiggi and Leslie Hortum of Spencer Stuart are managing the process. Don Harrill, an ARDA past chairman and current chair of the ARDA International Foundation, is leading the search committee.
Mark Wang, President of Hilton Grand Vacations and current ARDA Chairman, said, “We were of our course disappointed when earlier this year Howard shared with the officers his intention to retire in 2019; however, we are pleased that he is willing to stay on through the search process and and the important transition period. The organization is in great shape both with its finances and its highly-engaged and competitent professional staff. We are excited that Spencer Stuart is our guide in this important, once-in-a-generation leadership selection process.”
Commenting on the annuncement Paul Gardner Bougaard, CEO of RDO, said “Over the last few years and under Howard’s leadership, the relationship between RDO and ARDA has grown immeasurably in strength, resulting in the current co-operation between RDO and ARDA ROC. Whilst all of us at RDO are sad to hear he is retiring next year, we wish him well for the future and I am sure, knowing Howard, he will retain an interest in our work this side of the Atlantic. We look forward to continuing to work with his successor on developing the strong relationship between our two organisations.“
Anyone interested in learning more about the position and candidate profile should contact ARDACEOSearch@spencerstuart.com.