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Diamond Resorts names Taitz to board

Las Vegas-based vacation ownership resort firm Diamond Resorts International Inc (NYSE: DRII) said it has appointed Hope S Taitz as an independent director.

Taitz´s appointment expands the board to nine directors. Taitz will be a member of the firm´s compensation committee.

She currently the managing partner of ELY Advisors. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in economics with a concentration in marketing, Taitz began her investment banking career first as a mergers and acquisitions analyst and then as an associate at Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Taitz continued as a vice president at The Argosy Group (now part of CIBC) and as a Managing director at Crystal Asset Management, before founding her own money management firm, Catalyst Partners.

Now acting as a consultant focused on the analyzing and investing in retail/consumer industries, Taitz sits on the board of Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc., Athene Holding Ltd., Athene Annuity and Life Assurance company, Athene Life Re Ltd. and Presidential Life Insurance company.

She is also a founding executive member of Youth Renewal Fund and a current executive board member of Pencils of Promise, as well as of Girls Who Code.

Diamond Resorts International has a network of more than 300 vacation destinations located in 33 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

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