Hyatt Vacation Ownership (HVO), operator of Hyatt Residence Club and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq:IILG), announced the appointment of Jim Hansen as senior vice president of sales and local marketing. Hansen is based in HVO's headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, and reports to Larry Shulman, the company's chief sales and marketing officer. An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Hansen is responsible for all sales activities, as well as local marketing at Hyatt Residence Club's six current sales centers in the continental U.S. In addition, he oversees all sales and local marketing activities associated with new projects as they come online. Most recently, Hansen served as regional vice president for Hilton Grand Vacations, where he directed regional sales and marketing for the company. He also managed the fee-for-service developer partnerships in several key markets. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Marriott Vacation Club, including vice president of sales and marketing and regional project director. "We're delighted to welcome such a talented executive to our team. Jim brings a fresh perspective to our sales practices and techniques as we ramp up to grow our business," said John Burlingame, president of Hyatt Vacation Ownership. "We're confident that he will make important contributions." Over the course of his career, Hansen has been recognized with a number of honors for his sales and marketing achievements, including Resort of the Year and several leadership and productivity awards. Hansen graduated cum laude from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant administration. About Hyatt Vacation Ownership Hyatt Vacation Ownership (HVO) has been developing, marketing, and managing shared ownership resorts in diverse vacation destinations since 1994. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, HVO operates Hyatt Residence Club (HRC), a flexible points-based program with approximately 30,000 members who have access to 16 HRC resorts, along with hundreds of Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide via the popular Hyatt Gold Passport guest loyalty program. HRC members also have exchange privileges through Interval International's network of more than 2,900 other resorts in over 80 countries, as well as additional benefits and services. HVO is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from exchange and vacation rental to vacation ownership. ILG and its subsidiaries independently own and manage the Hyatt Residence Club program and use the Hyatt Vacation Ownership name and other Hyatt marks under license from affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. www.HyattResidenceClub.com .