Jon Fredricks promoted to president and CEO for Welk Resorts

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Welk Resorts promotes Jon Fredricks to president and CEO.

Jon Fredricks has been the president of the company since 1999 and he led the company through the 2008 recession where it was one of the only few vacation companies to increase revenue that year.

Fredricks' past roles include the General Manager of the Welk Resort Branson, Vice President of Welk Real Estate, Board Member of the Real Estate Roundtable, Chairman of the American Resort Development Association, and the Board Memebr for Welk Group INC.

In 2013, Welk Resorts became the only west-coast company to subscribe $158 million securitization, rated “A” and “BBB+” by S&P as well as having eleven institutional investors.  

It has continued to grow, increasing approximately 31 percent since 2013 and on target to achieve over $150 million in annual revenue.

Larry Welk, Chairman of the Board for Welk Resorts, states that he is “very proud of the many accomplishments that Welk Resorts has achieved under Jon’s leadership.”

Welk properties are family-friendly and located throughout North America, including a golf resort in Palm Springs, skiing in Lake Tahoe, a luxury beach resort in Cabo San Lucas, and a theatre in Branson.

Welk’s future properties include a ski resort in Breckenridge, Colorado and a beach resort in Kauai, Hawaii. 

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