AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAway®, Inc. (AWAY) – the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals– today announces the appointment of Jon Gray to the position of vice president of HomeAway, North America. In this position, Gray will oversee the business operations of the three leading U.S. vacation rental sites, HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110310/DA63313LOGO) Gray, who joined the company in 2004 as the third employee, after co-founders Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd, advanced quickly during his tenure from director of global marketing strategy and analysis to director of operations and then general manager of HomeAway.com and senior director of North American marketing. "HomeAway would not be in the place it is today without the contributions from and dedication of Jon Gray," says Brent Bellm, COO of HomeAway. "Jon has provided us counsel and expertise since HomeAway's inception; his knowledge of the business and his leadership will drive HomeAway forward into the future." About HomeAway, Inc. HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals, with sites representing more than 625,000 paid vacation rental home listings throughout more than 145 countries. HomeAway offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; and HomeAway.com.au in Australia. In addition, HomeAway operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more information about HomeAway, please visit www.HomeAway.com. For information contact: Victor WangPublic Relations ManagerHomeAway, Inc.Office- 512-505-1504 email@example.com SOURCE HomeAway, Inc.