LODGING LEADERS

096 | Manager as Coach with Ron Whitfield

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Ron Whitfield is an Executive General Manager with ResortQuest by Wyndham in Destin Florida. He earned his Associate of Arts Degree from the University of West Florida and a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Administration from Florida State University with an emphasis in Resort and Club Management.

Ron has been in the Vacation Rental Industry for more than two decades. He has had a Community Association Management License for 22 years and has been a Real Estate Broker for 11 years.

Ron enjoys working to further the the vacation rental industry. He is passionate about improving the experience of guests of owners, team building, employee development and teaching and mentoring College Interns.

In This Episode, Ron Reveals

  • His experience during the rapid growth of the Vacation Rental segment of the hospitality industry over the last 22 years.
  • The volume of students the ResortQuest internship program has enriched over the years, and the benefits it has brought to the company.
  • How he feels about mentorship, and his experience with Joann Saucier as his mentor.
  • Why he got his Community Association Management License and Real Estate Sales License, and how they have helped him further his career.
  • What he calls ‘Manager as Coach’ – connecting with your team, learning them as individuals, and helping them along their path to what they fit well in.

Resources & Links

Ron Whitfield

  • ron.whitfield@wynvr.com
  • LinkedIn
  • Phone: 850-428-2360

ResortQuest Destin

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