The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Respected Hotelier Mike Stange Builds his Executive Team

September 21, 2010

The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach announced last week the designation of Mike Stange as chief operating officer of the organization. The Resort Collection is a property management company representing six beachfront resorts, one championship golf course, a shopping center and real estate organization.

Prior to joining The Resort Collection in 2009, Stange represented Intrawest, a Vancouver-based resort management company, as Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's president and chief operating officer, and was part of the Intrawest executive management team.

"It's an honor to accept this position of leadership and to lead the company's new vision and mission," Stange said. "This is an exciting time for the company. The repositioning of several top-level managers and the addition of a new property has energized the organization."

Stange, a graduate of Florida State University's Dedman School of Hospitality, gained 30 years experience holding executive level positions throughout his career. Stange began his hospitality career with Marco Beach Ocean Resort on Marco Island, Florida. He spent 11 years in leadership with Renaissance Hotels, which included management positions with Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club and with Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel.

Stange has hand-picked the members of his new management team, and it is as follows: Tom Sparks - vice president of association management, Heem Chee - vice president of food and beverage, John Ward - vice president of resort activities, Keith Wilt - chief financial officer, Paul Wohlford - vice president of sales and marketing, Stacey Aronson - vice president of lodging, Ric Holt - managing broker Edgewater Beach Realty, and Judy Johnson - vice president of human resources.

About The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach
The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach includes the family-friendly Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, the intimate Majestic Beach Resort, the new luxuriously appointed Emerald Beach Resort, the relaxing Long Beach Resort, the exclusive En Soleil, sophisticated Grand Panama Beach Resort, and the distinctive Marina Landing - all properties managed by The Edgewater Beach Resort Management, Inc. They boast more than 1,000 full-service gulf-front suites and golf villas, 90,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor meeting space, 6 Plexicushion tennis courts, multiple upscale retail shops, boutiques, eateries, coffee shops, state-of-the-art fitness rooms, an outdoor basketball court, batting cages, 23 luxurious pools, a 9-hole executive golf course, and 27 holes of championship golf at the Hombre Golf Club on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. For information on The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach, call 866.203.1164 or visit The Resort Collection.


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