Virtuoso Appoints New VP

Virtuoso has announced the appointment of Scott Ahlsmith, CTC, as vice president of global network solutions. With more than 30 years of experience, Ahlsmith will lead the effort to deliver technology solutions for member agencies, including the creation of the next generation of Virtuoso.net, the networ


Virtuoso has announced the appointment of Scott Ahlsmith, CTC, as vice president of global network solutions. With more than 30 years of experience, Ahlsmith will lead the effort to deliver technology solutions for member agencies, including the creation of the next generation of Virtuoso.net, the network’s proprietary intranet site.

“Scott Ahlsmith is an extremely well respected leader within the industry, and we are very pleased to have him join the Virtuoso team,” said David Hansen, executive vice president of operations and finance for Virtuoso. Ahlsmith began his career owning and operating a retail travel agency and has since become widely regarded as an expert on travel technology and distribution. During his career, he has served as vice president and general manager of TRAMS, and was the founder, president and CEO of Magellan Travel Technologies, Inc.


Winter Moves Up at Outrigger

Outrigger has announced the promotion of Steve Winter to the position of vice president, operations for Outrigger Condominium Collection. Winter joined Outrigger in 2001 as general manager and director of condominium operations for Maui. Before being promoted to his new position, he held the position of regional director of operations Oahu and general manager for Outrigger Luana Waikiki.

Winter will now oversee all operations and management of Outrigger’s Condominium Collection resorts and vacation ownership properties throughout Hawaii. He will provide leadership, vision and management to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency of the condominium/timeshare division.


Chang Returns to ResortQuest

Shari Chang, who previously worked for ResortQuest (then known as Aston Hotels & Resorts), has rejoined the company as senior vice president of sales, marketing and revenue management.

“Shari possesses the unique skills, background, experience and leadership for a position that impacts nearly every aspect of the organization,” said Kelvin Bloom, president of ResortQuest Hawaii.

Chang most recently served as vice president of marketing and communications for Aloha United Way. She has also worked for Castle Hotel and Resorts, Aloha Airlines and Island Holidays.

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