Texarkana, Texas (PRWEB) May 13, 2014
Ocean Canyon Properties, a privately owned membership resort and RV camping company, announces Jim Wofford, 47, as their new Vice President of Operations. Mr. Wofford has 20 years of experience in the RV camping industry with the majority of those years at Thousand Trails, the nation's largest membership campground operator.
Jim began his career with Thousand Trails in 1994 as an Accounting Manager, developing and implementing financial and operational processes and controls for the campground resorts. In 1999, Mr. Wofford was promoted to Assistant Controller where he managed the company’s Accounts Payable, Fixed Asset Management and Internal Analysis and Reporting departments. In 2007, Mr. Wofford became Director of Operations, where he worked closely with the CFO and Vice President of Operations in strategic planning and directing the day to day operations at the resorts. During his time with Thousand Trails, their campground portfolio grew by over 50% with growth in revenue near 100%.
"Ocean Canyon has experienced incredible growth in its seven years of existence," said Mr. Wofford. "The personal touch and 'customer first' mindset before, during and after the sale, is a key driver to their success. I am excited to join this growing, dynamic company and this talented management team."
Mr. Wofford most recently served as Regional Manager for Equity Lifestyle Properties ("ELS"), which acquired the operations of Thousand Trails in 2008. ELS is a large Chicago-based real estate investment trust and is the leading operator of manufactured home communities, RV resorts, and campgrounds in North America. As Regional Manager, Mr. Wofford managed a portfolio of 17 properties with just over 8,900 total sites and over $20 million in revenue including both membership and public campgrounds and resorts. Mr. Wofford has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.
“I am proud to have Jim join our management team to lead operations and provide operational vision and strategy to help grow our company," said Mike Pournoury, CEO of Ocean Canyon Properties.
About Ocean Canyon Properties
Ocean Canyon Properties is a growing system of privately owned, membership resorts that offer spacious RV campsites, comfortable vacation cabins, cottages and condos along with a wide variety of private resort amenities. With beautiful resort locations situated throughout the southern United States, OCP resorts provide the safe, secure and enjoyable recreational experience that so many families seek.
The Ocean Canyon Properties senior management has been directly involved in the membership camping resort industry on a national platform for over 30 years. This experience, combined with the rigorous standards of operation at both the resort and corporate levels ensure that the company operates securely, responsibly and continually provides the highest levels of service to its members, their guests and employees. Ocean Canyon is active in supporting community organizations that help children and families in the Southeast. You can find out more at their website at http://www.oceancanyon.com.