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ROC's McKelvey Named ARDA ACE Volunteer of the Year

Ken McKelvey Volunteer of the Year 2012Ken McKelvey, CPA, RRP, chairman and CEO of Defender Resorts, Inc., is this year’s ACE Volunteer of the Year. The ACE Volunteer Award is given to a member of ARDA who consistently gives their time, energy, creativity, and talents to further ARDA’s goals and objectives. 

McKelvey has been a leading advocate for the rights of timeshare owners everywhere throughout his career. He brings 37 years of industry experience in development, sales, management, and financing to his current ARDA volunteer position as chair of ARDA’s Resort Owners Coalition, where he spends an enormous amount of time traveling the country to testify and advocate for owner issues and support ROC's objectives.  

The ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) awards honor those who have attained the very highest level of excellence in the resort industry and whose accomplishments and dedication spur the industry to new heights.