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Anderholm joins Islands as COO

POSTED: March 16, 2014 12:06 a.m.

Bradley Anderholm has joined Lake Lanier Islands Resort as its new chief operating officer.

Anderholm has more than 30 years of experience in hospitality administration, food & beverage management and finance.

Lake Lanier Islands Chairman of the Board Virgil Williams and Chief Executive Officer Mike Williams believe Anderholm will help the resort expand and improve.

“As a company, we have always been devoted to not only growing our influence as a major travel and leisure destination in the Southeast, but also to growing our unique offerings onsite year-after-year,” Virgil Williams said. “Bradley’s depth and breadth of experience in this industry will undoubtedly serve as an asset to the Islands. We are excited to have such a creative individual bring a new dynamic to our already outstanding executive team. With Bradley’s vision and expertise, we are gearing up for a remarkable season ahead.”

As COO, Anderholm will oversee operations on all four islands that comprise the lakeside resort, including accommodations, dining establishments, recreational activities, event venues and more.

He previously served as food and beverage director at Callaway Gardens Resort and chief financial officer and director of operations for Buckhead Life Restaurant Group.

His resume includes work with such companies as Delaware North Companies, Crestline Hotels & Resorts and DNC Parks & Resorts Services for California’s renowned Yosemite National Park.

Anderholm holds a BA in business administration from Gustavus-Adolphus College and an associate of occupational studies in culinary arts degree from the Culinary Institute of America.

“I am honored to join the team at Lake Lanier Islands Resort – especially during a time of such promising transformation,” Anderholm said. “The Williams Family and the terrific management staff they’ve assembled have worked diligently to create a top-notch resort destination in the South. I know I was pleasantly surprised by all of the positive changes that have taken place here in the years since I last visited Lake Lanier Islands with my own family – back in the days when it was more of a state park, and less of a world-class vacation spot.

“As word continues to spread about the Islands and its many offerings, I will play a vital role in ensuring that every guest’s experience ... is a positive one.”

Williams’ Islands Management Co. assumed operations of the resort in 2005. For more information, visit www.lakelanierislands.com.


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