SOURCE: PrivateCommunities.com

April 19, 2006 23:45 ET

PrivateCommunities.com Appoints Mark Bowen as Western Regional Director

VERO BEACH, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2006 -- Marketing and Internet expert Mark Bowen, who led sales and marketing efforts for several California-based Internet consultancies with clients such as Bank of America and Charles Schwab, has joined PrivateCommunities.com, the nation's leading consumer directory of private, master-planned communities.

As Western Regional Director, Bowen is responsible for servicing communities in states located west of the Mississippi. "Mark's deep understanding of Internet-marketing and our firm's performance-based advertising model is a perfect fit with the company," said Marie Roberts, co-founder of PrivateCommunities.com.

Bowen graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in Business Administration and a marketing minor. He was recognized as top marketing student in the General Motors Marketing Internship.

Founded in 1996, www.PrivateCommunities.com is the web's leading provider for information about vacation, retirement, and second home property in master-planned communities. Last year the site had over 2.2 million visitors and, in 2006, the site is on track for 3.2 million visitors. Over 150 private communities are profiled in 19 states and the Caribbean.

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