Lake Lanier Islands names COO

Bradley Anderholm

Bradley Anderholm

Just in time for the summer season, Lake Lanier Islands is welcoming a new chief operating officer to oversee the lakeside resort.

Bradley Anderholm, who has more than 30 years experience in hospitality administration, food and beverage management and finance, was named to the role.

“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,” said Virgil Williams, chairman of the board of Islands Management Company, which has operated the resort since 2005. “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.”

Anderholm joins the resort after working as food and beverage director at Callaway Gardens Resort and chief financial officer and director of operations at Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, as well as other well-known hospitality groups. He will oversee the resort’s operations on all four islands, including accomodations, dining, recreational activities and event venues.

“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 – whether traveling on business, vacationing with family, or celebrating a life event like a wedding or family reunion – is a positive one. The Williams family is devoted to the continued evolution of the Islands, which means my job will continue to evolve, as well. That’s an exciting prospect – and one that I welcome wholeheartedly.”