It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of the founding partners of Amber Group, Inc., Thomas W. Mosser. He passed peacefully on October 2nd at the age of 64. Known by his boisterous laugh and entertaining stories, Tom could light up any room even in the dullest of settings. He enjoyed life to its fullest, including a love for competitive sports, travel and horses. Tom was an inspirational business leader and encouraged his coworkers, friends and family to think for themselves and pursue their goals with unrelenting determination and self-assuredness.
Tom began his career in the hospitality industry in 1974 with Fairfield/Wyndham Resorts as the Vice President of Resort Operations and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing by the end of his time with Fairfield in 1982. During this time Tom relocated from Ohio to East Tennessee, where he met his soon to be wife Connie. Connie and Tom had two beautiful children, Daniel and Christine, during their 32 year marriage.
After leaving Fairfield, Tom joined Tremont Resort Group alongside Charles Anderson, and was in charge of all resort operations. In 1994 Tom begin a career as the President of Avatar’s newly formed Time-Share Division where he met his future business partner, Stacy Hartzog. Tom and Stacy would soon join forces along with two other partners, Charles Anderson and Jerry Bradford in buying out Avatar’s Time-Share Division, ultimately creating Amber Group, Inc. a multi-site Developer, Management Company and Vacation Club, with resorts in Ormond Beach, Orlando, and Pigeon Forge. Tom served as President and CEO of Amber Group, Inc. for 16 successful years. In his final year with Amber Group, Tom stepped down from his President and CEO position passing the torch to Stacy Hartzog and becoming Chairman of the Board. His memory and bright spirit will live on with all of us here at Amber Group, Inc. and within his friends in the industry.