The Jackson Companies In Myrtle Beach, SC Hires Ron Welchel As Human Resources Director

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With 32 Years of Experience, Welchel Will Oversee Employee Relations, Benefits and Risk Management for All TJC Divisions including Ocean Lakes Family Campground and Prestwick Country Club in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The Jackson Companies in Myrtle Beach, SC has named Ron Welchel Human Resources Director. Welchel will be responsible for employee relations, compensation and benefit design and administration, staffing, safety, risk management and training.

“We are pleased to add Ron to our management team,” comments Dennis Wade, CEO of The Jackson Companies. “We value our employees, our teammates. Ron possesses a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge in Human Resources that will benefit our team and overall operations.”

During the past 32 years, Welchel has garnered an impressive resume in Human Resources. The past 10 years, Welchel has served as Vice President of Human Resources in the health care arena for Community Home Health Care and Hospice Inc. and the Winyah Health Care Group, LLC. He focused on enhancing employee benefits and reducing company expenses as well as innovative training techniques and improved retention. Many locals would know Welchel from when he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Canal Industries, Inc. in Conway, SC from 1992-2001.

Welchel resides in Murrells Inlet with his wife, Angie. Ron is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of South Carolina, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. In addition to fishing and travel, they enjoy spending time with their two children, Sarah and Wesley. Ron and Angie are active members of Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

About The Jackson Companies

The Jackson Companies, located in Myrtle Beach, SC, was founded by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters. It is a family-owned enterprise that includes Prestwick Golf & Country Club, Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Ocean Lakes Properties, Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village, Ocean Lakes RV Center, and the 40-acre SayeBrook Town Center. The Jackson Companies also owns several hundred acres of undeveloped land in the Myrtle Beach area. Several divisions of The Jackson Companies have been recognized nationally in both the golf and camping industries.

The family owned business employs nearly 250 teammates year round and employs an additional 250+ teammates in-season. In 2006 it was named one of the fifteen "Best Places to Work in South Carolina."

Prestwick Golf and Country Club features and 18-hole golf course designed by Pete and P.B. Dye. Recognized as one of the area's premier tennis centers, Prestwick offers members and their guests eleven clay courts, two hard courts and a fully stocked pro shop. The course continues to receive regional and national recognition. 4.5 Stars by Golf Digest, 2006. “Top 20 Grand Strand Course”– South Carolina Magazine, 2005. “One of the 5 Best Kept Secret Golf Courses in America” - Golf Digest, August 2004.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States. It has received numerous awards for excellence. It is the 2011-2012 National “RV Park of the Year” in the Mega Park Category and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) five times. In 2006, Ocean Lakes received the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s Cup for making a significant economic impact on South Carolina. In 2010, it received the Earth Day Award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its iCare Program.

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