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Kevin Rupert Appointed Vice President of Strategy and Development for Cendant Corporationís Hotel Group

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 7, 2004) Ė Cendant Corporationís Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Kevin Rupert as vice president of strategy and development.

Rupert will continue to oversee the strategic planning processes for the Hotel Group as well as the development of marketing strategies and brand positioning for the companyís nine brands.

Rupert joined the Hotel Group as senior director, brand strategy, in 2002.  Prior to joining the company, he founded Reality Marketing Solutions in Fairfield, Conn., in 2000, where he developed business and marketing strategies for a broad range of clients, including MasterCard.  From 1997 to 2000 he was worldwide director of marketing planning, brand management and communications for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y. 

From 1995 to 1996 Rupert served Physiciansí Online in Tarrytown, N.Y., as director of business development.  He worked for Revlon Worldwide Consumer Products in New York from 1991 to 1995 as marketing manager, United States, and senior manager, international markets.  Rupert began his career in 1986 with Greenwich Associates, a research and consulting firm serving the financial industry.

Rupert earned his masterís degree in international business and marketing in 1991 from New York Universityís Stern School of Business.  In 1985 he received his bachelorís degree in business administration from City University of New Yorkís Baruch College. 

Cendant Corporationís Hotel Group, based in Parsippany, N.J., franchises 6,368 hotels representing 514,170 rooms on five continents under the Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Travelodge®, Howard Johnson®, Knights Inn®, Villager, Wingate Inn® and AmeriHost Inn® brands. 


 
Contact:
Jennifer Zimmerman
Communications Manager
Cendant Corporation, Hotel Group 
(973) 496-0750
Jennifer.Zimmerman@Cendant.com
Also See: Dennis Ricci Appointed Franchise Sales Director For Cendant Hotel Brands in Eastern Canada / March 2004
Nicole Johnson-Reece Named Vice President, Diversity and Community Involvement for Cendant Corporationís Hotel Group / October 2003


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