Earlier this year, leading, global, vacation-ownership company Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) celebrated one year since becoming an independent, public company on Jan. 4, 2017, following a spin-off from Hilton. This milestone coincides with the company’s 25th anniversary and 24 years’ consecutive growth.

With headquarters in Orlando, HGV develops, markets, and operates a portfolio of high-quality, shared-ownership properties in highly desired vacation and urban destinations. The company also manages and operates club membership programs, providing exclusive services for more than 290,000 members. Club Member privileges include access to the world-class, guest-reward program Hilton Honors to use among Hilton’s more than 5,300 properties, as well as access to vacation exchange options across more than 4,300 resorts globally through RCI.

Now, HGV is choosing to engage with our community in a new way. As new Governor’s Council investors, Mark Wang, president and CEO, and Barbara Hollkamp, chief human resources officer, will help guide the mission of the Orlando Economic Partnership and pave the way for our region’s future.

On behalf of the Partnership’s Board of Directors, staff, and Central Florida community, we thank HGV for their investment and look forward to their insights on the needs of corporate headquarters and how to secure long-term regional prosperity.