2011 Milken Institute Summit

2011 Milken Institute Summit

Stephen J. Cloobeck


Speaker's Biography

Stephen J. Cloobeck

Chairman and CEO, Diamond Resorts International


Stephen J. Cloobeck is chairman and CEO of Diamond Resorts International, which has more than 200 branded and affiliated resorts and more than 27,000 guest beds in 28 countries. It operates in destinations throughout the continental United States and Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Cloobeck has more than 25 years of experience in development, construction, management, operations, marketing and sales of real estate properties. His holdings include vacation ownership resorts, hotels, retail shopping centers, and office and apartment buildings. Cloobeck is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the global hospitality and vacation ownership industries. He was recently appointed by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to serve on the government's new Corporation for Travel Promotion (CTP) and was elected its chairman in 2010. The CTP is charged with promoting U.S. travel and communicating and improving the entry process so that visitors want to return.


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