Co-President, Grand Pacific Resorts
David S. Brown is Co-President of Grand Pacific Resorts and its affiliated companies. Mr. Brown oversees resort operations, and co-manages development and sales and marketing functions with his business partner of 25 years, Timothy Stripe. Together Mr. Brown and Mr. Stripe have developed and manage twenty-one vacation ownership/timeshare properties and resort hotel comprising over 1,900 units, serving over 70,000 timeshare owners. Prior to co-founding Grand Pacific Resorts in 1989, Mr. Brown was COO of Shell/Winners Circle Resorts Int’l in Del Mar, California, and was Vice President and General Counsel of Vistana Resort in Orlando, Florida, which later became Starwood Vacation Ownership.
Mr. Brown sits on the Board of Directors of ARDA, the Washington, D.C. based trade association representing the timeshare industry, assisting in legislation and regulation of the timeshare industry at the state and federal levels. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles since 1998, teaching a Timeshare and Resort Hotel Development class in USC’s Masters of Real Estate Development program. He is also a Member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the World Presidents Organization (WPO).
Mr. Brown graduated from Columbia College, New York, NY in 1976, and the University of Virginia School Of Law in 1979. He lives in San Diego and has four children and two grandchildren who all live nearby.