Top Earners At Orange Lake Resorts Celebrate Their Annual Sales Awards

The Family of Orange Lake Resorts is proud to announce its top sales executives and sales consultants from 2007, honored this week at The House of Blues® at Downtown Disney® West Side, as part of its annual sales awards celebration.

Honorees who exceeded sales of more than 8 million dollars include Bill Charriez, Erika Kessler and Sammy Tamannai; Lake Geneva Sales Consultant of the Year Patricia Koehler, British Line Sales Consultant of the Year Alice Green, British Line First Runner-up Sales Consultant of the Year Carla Galvin, Latitudes Sales Consultant of the Year Billy Martin and Quality Assurance Officer of the Year Barbara Christian.

“We are thrilled with the exceptional sales and marketing professionals we have and their record results of $175 million gross sales year in 2007,” said Bob Albertson, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for The Family of Orange Lake Resorts.

“We had five sales professionals who went platinum with more than $1.5 million in net volume for action line sales and more than $1.6 million in net volume for owner line sales. “Albertson also paid tribute to Senior Vice President of Sales, John Sutherland for being one of the best sales innovators in the industry and being a driving force behind Orange Lake’s sales success.

Sutherland, a 2007 Silver ARDA Award winner, thanked individuals throughout the resort for their contributions. “Orange Lake’s sales success doesn’t happen without the support of other teams,” he said, as he thanked individuals throughout the resort.

Sutherland also presented fellow ARDA Silver Award winners, Elmira Leon and Mike Blank with Sales Consultant of the Year Awards for action line sales and front line sales, respectively.Contributing to the record-setting sales year was the grand opening of Orange Lake’s Founder’s Club in 2007. The 3,000-square foot area allows owners to upgrade their vacation through a Points-based member exchange program, GlobalAccess™.

The new facility is able to host the now doubled volume of tours. As a result of this new center, owner sales upgrades now account for 35% of the resort’s total timeshare revenue, an increase of 15% from 2006.

This two-year old initiative is over 16,000 members strong—largely a result of The Founder’s Club.The Family of Orange Lake Resorts has evolved from a best-kept secret as the world’s largest single-site timeshare resort to a multi-site resort with a growing network.

New resort additions in Wisconsin, Vermont and Florida were carefully selected and tailored for their owners, resulting in the creation of a brand new member exchange program, GlobalAccess, to facilitate reservations within the resort network.

Orange Lake’s flagship location in Orlando was established in 1982 by Holiday Inn® Founder, Kemmons Wilson.

The company plans to continue the expansion of their resort network and is actively seeking more growth opportunities to continue being the “home-away-from-home” to more than 110,000 owners from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries.

For more information about The Family of Orange Lake Resorts, go to or contact Stacey Sutherland at 407.905.1914.

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