Stephen J. Cloobeck is the manager of Cloobeck Companies LLC, NV. Prior to that, Mr. Cloobeck founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Diamond Resorts International, the nation's second largest timeshare resort company. Mr. Cloobeck has over 30 years of experience in the vacation ownership industry, and the development, construction, management, operations, marketing and sales of real estate properties, including vacation ownership resorts, hotels, retail shopping centers, office and apartment buildings. Mr. Cloobeck is active in a wide range of community affairs on the local, state and national levels. In September 2010, Mr. Cloobeck was appointed by the United States Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke, as a director to the Corporation for Travel Promotion for the United States and was elected chairman of the board in October 2010. Mr. Cloobeck was also a member of the board of directors for the Nevada Cancer Institute from 2003 to 2010, serving as chairman of the board for the last year that he was on the board. In addition, Mr. Cloobeck has worked with many charities and civic organizations, including the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Kids Charities.org, the Police Athletic League, Boy Scouts of America, Inner City Games, the Alzheimer's Association, the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, and Autism Speaks, and is a founder of the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Awareness. Mr. Cloobeck received a B.A. in Psychobiology from Brandeis University.