Stephen J. Cloobeck

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Description Stephen J. Cloobeck is an American businessman and officer of several large corporations. He is a substantial donor to the Democratic Party.Personal lifeIn 1983, he graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Psychobiology.Business activityIn April 2007, Cloobeck acquired the publicly traded Sunterra Corporation, converting it into Diamond Resorts International, where he is chief executive officer. He is also the chairman of the board of the US Corporation for Travel Promotion.Charitable activityCloobeck was chairman of the board of the Nevada Cancer Institute. In 2012, he endowed the "Stephen J. Cloobeck ‘83 Endowed Fellowship" at the Brandeis University International Business School. He was a founder of the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Awareness. He has also worked with a number of other charitable and educational groups.Political activityIn 2007, Cloobeck seriously considered running for governor of Nevada, but instead purchased Sunterra. In June 2011, donated $100,000 to Majority PAC, a PAC oriented to promoting Democratic candidates to the U.S. Senate. The donation was sent as a check from “JHJM Nevada I, LLC,” a shell company. Presumably, this was done to conceal its actual source.MediaCloobeck has appeared two times on Undercover Boss (U.S. Edition). First in Season 3 episode 1 (aired January 15, 2012) and in Season 4 Episode 4 (aired November 30, 2012)
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