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Marriott Vacation Club Appoints General Manager at Marriott’s Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge
ORLANDO, Fla., - October 1, 2008 - Marriott Vacation Club International - the vacation ownership division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) - has appointed Sue Tan-Graf to general manager at Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Ariz.
A 14-year Marriott veteran, Tan-Graf comes to Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge with extensive experience in the industry. Tan-Graf began her career with Marriott as a front desk associate at the Overland Park Marriott in Kansas. From there she was promoted to assistant housekeeping manager and later to director of services at the Santa Clara Marriott in California. In 2000, Tan-Graf joined MVCI where she held many leadership roles including assistant front office manager and director of services at Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert, Calif., director of facilities at Marriott's MountainSide in Park City, Utah and director of customer experience at Marriott's Shadow Ridge in Palm Desert. Then in 2006, she was promoted to director of customer experience for the Marriott Vacation Club West region.
"Throughout her career, Sue has demonstrated a strong work ethic and a great passion for service," said Jane Berg, regional vice president of customer experience for the West region. "I am confident her versatile experience and leadership skills will carry through to her new role at Marriott's Canyon Villas, where Sue will be a tremendous asset."
In her most recent role, Tan-Graf served as general manager of Marriott's Custom House in Boston where she and her associates won Marriott Vacation Club International's World-Class Resort Award and received the highest scores in "owner satisfaction" for the division in 2007.
Born in Taiwan, Tan-Graf grew up in Brazil before moving to the United States in 1986. During her time at Marriott's Custom House, Tan-Graf was a member of the Marriott Business Council for the Boston area and a representative for the Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network. In addition, she is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese. Tan-Graf along with her four-year-old son, J.T. will now be relocating to Arizona.
About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. In 1984, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of over 9,800 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, nearly 360,000 vacation owners around the globe own their vacations "the Marriott way," offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International's global system of more than 2,300 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s).
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