The CEO of Diamond Resorts — a.k.a. “The Vacation Doctor — now has his own cutting-edge logo, too. A skull wearing Flaskey’s trademark visor, sporting the initials, ‘MF,’ sits above two golf tees positioned like crossbones.
You’d never think you were standing on the 18th hole at an official LPGA event. The season-opening Diamond Resort Tournament of Champions touts itself as a bash that transcends your run-of-the-mill tournament, then raises a glass and lives up to billing.
ClubCorp CEO David Pillsbury and PGA Tour Champions President Miller Brady expect the tournament to draw in upwards of 15,000 fans throughout the weekend with a total estimated economic impact between $10 to 15 million, with all net proceeds from the tournament headed toward DFW-based charities.
“Millennials have been at the forefront and how we get them involved in our product,” Diamond Resorts CEO Michael Flaskey told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday. For years, the baby boomers have been the core demographic of the vacation ownership industry. We’ve created some cool new products that are short-term, they can walk away from it after ten years. We’re seeing record folks coming in at that Millennial demographic.”
Of course, the plan changed as it became evident that I would not play at the Major League level. I found my way into the vacation ownership industry as a salesperson, but I wouldn’t trade my experiences in the baseball world for anything. My career’s success is tied directly to the lessons I learned on the athletic field, and I continue to apply many of these takeaways every day in my current role as CEO leading over 10,000 team members at Diamond Resorts. Here are a few nuggets from my playing and scouting days that remain relevant for any aspiring leader.
The Ragin’ Country Crawl concert will also feature performers Randy Houser, Colt Ford and Dee Jay Silver.
“It’s a great honor for me personally to come out and play a small role in helping out the proud, resilient people of Louisiana,” said Brice in a press release. “Country music has a special power to unite and uplift, and I look forward to taking the stage and inspiring fans to take action and lend a helping hand to families and communities facing a long road to recovery.”