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    Contributors


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    TOBY BABICH

    Toby Babich is the president and CEO of Breckenridge Resort Managers, and oversees all aspects of marketing, accounting, and day-to-day operations. Additionally, Toby guides the strategy and direction of the company, ensuring that focus on the guiding principles the company was founded on, outlined in our "Core Values," is adhered to every day. Toby is an extremely active member of our community, specifically in the realm of marketing, serving on many board and committees over his business career. Toby is a member of the Community Associations institute, where he holds Certified Manager of Community Associations designation as well as an Association Management Specialist designation.


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    KIRSTEN BRINK

    As a native to the Ocean City, Md., area, tourism and the beach lifestyle are in Kirsten’s blood. While her original life plan included a path in veterinary medicine, Kirsten applied for a seasonal position with a local real estate company in 2004 and has been a part of Ocean City’s world of vacation rentals ever since. Kirsten joined Vantage Resort Realty in 2012 and quickly made the climb to a leadership role within the organization. With experience in just about every role within the vacation rental industry, she is often the go-to problem solver for the Vantage team. 


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    HEATHER BAYER

    Heather Bayer is CEO of one of Ontario's leading rental agencies with 200 registered properties. She has owned numerous rental properties in the UK and Canada, and writes extensively on topics relating to the vacation rental industry worldwide. As presenter of the Vacation Rental Success podcast, Heather has interviewed industry leaders, property management executives and home owners, and has published over 150 episodes with more than 170,000 downloads. Her blog at Cottageblogger.com was launched in 2005 and has over 500 articles in the archives. A passionate advocate for raising standards in the industry, she tirelessly works with the registered owners within her agency to grow their businesses and help them maximize their income.


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    MIKE COPPS

    Mike Copps is VRMA’s Executive Director, leading strategic objectives of increasing membership, enhancing its products and services, and strengthening its position in the industry through advocacy and public relations. Previously, Mike served as executive director of the Healthcare Supply Chain Institute (HISCI) and the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM), and was managing director of Association Staffing, a staffing firm dedicated to associations, and membership director for the Communication Associations Institute (CAI). Mike earned his M.B.A. from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va..


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    DENIS J. HANKS

    Denis J. Hanks currently sits as the full-time executive director of the statewide Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association. The association efforts support the $31 billion dollar per year Florida vacation rental market and hundreds of vacation rental managers, major attractions, online travel agents, national vacation rental industry vendors and other associates. The Florida VRMA is the voice of the short-term rental market across the state of Florida with tens of thousands of vacation rental units managed under its professional management companies.  


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    GREG HOLCOMB

    Greg Holcomb is the Government Relations Manager for the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA). Greg leads the advocacy and government relations efforts for VRMA. He works with industry stakeholders, as well as state and local policymakers to address the professional property managers’ perspective on short-term rental issues. Greg has 16 years of public policy, political campaign and government relations experience. Prior to working for the VRMA, he served three terms as a city council member, where he held the claim of being the youngest elected official in his hometown’s history.


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    AMY L. KOENIG

    Amy L. Koenig is a recognized professional with a 30+ year track record of positively impacting bottom line financial performance in challenging and diverse environments. In this new economy, Amy has dedicated herself to providing innovative product development solutions including market research, strategy marketing and sales management. Her keen interest in furthering the development of the vacation rental industry is derived from her prior involvement in resort real estate development and technology. Since 2010, Amy opened new markets in Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Florida and the Caribbean while holding the position of VP Business Development at Vacasa and VP Marketing/Operations at Utopian.


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    ANDREW MCCONNELL

    Andrew McConnell is the co-founder and CEO of Rented.com, the first online marketplace that helps second homeowners find, compare and choose the best professional property managers. Andrew holds degrees from Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Cambridge University, and has worked with some of the world's largest public and private entities as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., and as a director, Solutions Design at Axiom Global, Inc.


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    MAUREEN REGAN

    Maureen Regan, president of VRMA, has been involved in the vacation rental business since 1983 in southern Maine. She and her daughter own Seaside Vacation Rentals, an award-winning business in southern Maine. Maureen’s education includes dual master’s degrees from Vermont College and a B.A. from the University of Maine. Maureen has served as Chairman of the Board of the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce, on the board of the Maine Beaches Association, and as a gubernatorial appointee to the Maine Tourism Commission. She was a founding member of the Vacation Rental Professionals of Maine and the New England Vacation Rental Professionals.


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    JEFF ROBERTSON

    Jeff Robertson has more than 25 years of marketing and sales experience in hospitality, consumer products and B2B services. At NAVIS, Jeff and his marketing team are responsible for evangelizing the NAVIS brand in a way that engages vacation rental professionals, hoteliers and company staff. He holds a B.S. in Management from Bentley College, an M.B.A. in Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and is Pragmatic Marketing Certified. An avid 80s and jam/funk music fan, Jeff’s always listening or watching live when he’s not in the office.


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    BRANDON SAULS

    Brandon Sauls founded InterCoastal Net Designs (ICND), a lead-focused vacation rental web development and marketing company, in 1999 with a passion for technology. Brandon, a graduate from University of South Carolina, began the company as a single entrepreneur and has grown the company to more than 40 employees. In more than 18 years of business, Brandon has become an expert in vacation rental website engineering and marketing. 


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    MICHELLE WILLIAMS

    Michelle Williams is the Director of Marketing for Atlantic Vacation Homes. Michelle came into the vacation rental industry in 2015 after spending nearly two decades as a digital consultant, specializing in user experience strategy & design.

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