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Darrin Pinkham Named Vice President, Application
Systems at Ginn Clubs & Resorts 


CELEBRATION, FL, July 21, 2005 – Ginn Clubs & Resorts, one of the largest private developers in the South, announced that Darrin Pinkham CHTP has joined the company as of Vice President, Application Systems. Pinkham will report to Steve Heselius, VP/CTO, who is responsible for all aspects of network infrastructure, security, standards/compliance, and corporate technology strategies. In the newly created position, Pinkham will be responsible for all business and hospitality applications used by the company’s communities and developments.

Prior to joining Ginn Clubs & Resorts, Pinkham served as Chief Technology officer for Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando, which included Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Royal Pacific Resort, and Lakewood Regional central support facility.  Pinkham has also worked for Boca Resorts, Hershey Resorts, and Inter Continental Hotels & Resorts in technology and finance management related positions.

“Information technology is an important component of our growth strategy in hospitality.” said Heselius.  He continued  “Darrin will provide the tactical leadership we need to install, operate and maintain a leadership position in the usage of technology within the hospitality space. His expertise will allow us to accelerate our use of technology to enhance guest satisfaction, operations and profitability.” 

Pinkham is a certified hospitality technology professional (CHTP) from the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).  He also serves on the HITEC Advisory and CHTP Advisory Councils, and previously served as an International Board of Director for HFTP.

Ginn Clubs & Resorts, specializes in land acquisition, real estate development and management, architectural design and engineering, Resort development and operation and golf course construction and management. The company is one of the largest privately held real estate development and management firms in the Southeast, with nearly 30,000 acres of land currently under development in Florida, South Carolina and St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands). Current projects in Central Florida include Reunion Club and resort (off I-4 south of Celebration) and Bella Collina in Monteverde, Florida (near Clermont).


Ginn Clubs & Resorts

Also See: The Ginn Co. Planning 3,000 Hotel Rooms, 3 Golf Courses for the Reunion Resort & Club Development South of Walt Disney World / May 2001
Two Giant Resort Developments - Reunion Resort and ChampionsGate not Concerned About Head-to-head Competition / April 2002

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