The Jackson Companies In Myrtle Beach, S.C. Promotes Ron Welchel to Vice President of Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management

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Welchel Oversees Employee Relations, Benefits and Risk Management For All TJC Divisions Including Ocean Lakes Family Campground And Prestwick Country Club In Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Ron brought a depth of knowledge and experience to our organization when he was hired last year and in the relatively short time he has been part of our team, he has made significant contributions and favorably impacted our HR and benefit programs.

The Jackson Companies in Myrtle Beach, S.C. has promoted Ron Welchel to the position of Vice President of Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management. Welchel is responsible for employee relations; compensation and benefit design and administration; staffing; safety; risk management and training.

“Ron brought a depth of knowledge and experience to our organization when he was hired last year and in the relatively short time he has been part of our team, he has made significant contributions and favorably impacted our HR and benefit programs,” comments Dennis Wade, CEO of The Jackson Companies.

Since joining The Jackson Companies, Welchel has focused on integrating technology into the hiring and application process. Managers have heralded the streamlined process allowing them to fill positions more quickly to meet their manpower needs. The new hire training process has also been revamped so that training and administrative requirements are met more efficiently.

With rising health care costs a concern for all American businesses, Welchel has helped to re-introduce the teammates’ wellness program, “Teammates Getting Into Fitness” (TGIF), by utilizing more online technology and tools through the ADP Vitality Program. Welchel implemented the new additions while addressing the concerns of some teammates that do not feel as comfortable with today’s technology.

During the past 33 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, S.C., 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 an 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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