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 Resortâ€™s president and chief operating officer, and was part of the Intrawest executive management team.
â€œItâ€™s an honor to accept this position of leadership and to lead the companyâ€™s new vision and mission,â€ Stange said. â€œThis 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.â€
Stange, a graduate of Florida State Universityâ€™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 â€“ vice president of association management, Heem Chee â€“ vice president of food and beverage, John Ward â€“ vice president of resort activities, Keith Wilt â€“ chief financial officer, Paul Wohlford â€“ vice president of sales and marketing, Stacey Aronson â€“ vice president of lodging, Ric Holt â€“ managing broker Edgewater Beach Realty, and Judy Johnson â€“ vice president of human resources.