ORLANDO, Fla. (March 7, 2017) – Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world’s largest vacation ownership company and member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE:WYN), earned six prestigious awards at the eleventh annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Friday, February 24 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. More than 650 executives from around the world attended.
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards programs including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business AwardsSM.
More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition, with WVO earning one (1) gold, one (1) silver and four (4) bronze Stevie Awards.
“We are incredibly proud of our award winners who represent WVO excellence and have been recognized among the industry’s top professionals,” said Jeff Myers, chief sales and marketing officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership. “Our team of dedicated associates go above and beyond each day to deliver exceptional service while welcoming new owners into our Wyndham family. These awards are a true testament to our unwavering commitment to our owners and guests.”
WVO’s 2017 Stevie Awards recipients include:
Gold Stevie Award:
• Innovation in Sales - Robert Peck, QA Manager, Atlantic City, recognized for his revolutionary approach in engaging our owner base in support of Armed Forces overseas. By bringing awareness to this important initiative and emphasizing Wyndham’s core values, Robert was able to improve performance at his site and reduce rescission rates.
Silver Stevie Award:
• Contact Center Leader of the Year - Mark Candell, Senior Director, Contact Center Operations
Bronze Stevie Award:
• National Sales Executive of the Year - Brendon Buirski, Vice President, Williamsburg
• Sales Representative of the Year - Jason Page, Sales Representative, Vino Bello Resort
• Best Use of Technology in Sales - Sales Recording System
• New IVR or Web Service Solution – Wyndham® Extra Holidays Mobile Site
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/sales.
About Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), a member of Wyndham Worldwide’s (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest vacation ownership business, as measured by the number of vacation ownership resorts, individual vacation ownership units and owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its seven primary consumer brands, CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA®, WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, Shell Vacations Club, Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham and WYNDHAM CLUB BRASILSM. As of December 31, 2015, we have developed or acquired 213 vacation ownership resorts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America and the South Pacific that represent more than 24,000 individual vacation ownership units and nearly 900,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and is supported by approximately 17,700 associates globally.
About The Stevie Awards
The 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 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 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.
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Director, Corporate Communications & Public Relations
Wyndham Vacation Ownership