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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Names Ex-Wendy’s Executive Jeff Cava as
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.May 6, 2008 - Frits van Paasschen, President and Chief Executive Officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today the appointment of Jeff Cava as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. 

In his new role, Cava will be leading Starwood’s world class group of global Human Resources professionals. Cava brings to Starwood over 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry having served as Vice President of Global Staffing, Training and Development for ITT Sheraton Corporation and in various corporate and field based Human Resources management positions with Promus Corporation. 

Reporting to van Paasschen, Cava will also be a member of Starwood’s Senior Leadership Team. 

Most recently, Cava served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration for Wendy’s International, Inc., and Executive Vice President of The New Bakery Company at Wendy’s. Prior to his role at Wendy’s, Cava was Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Nike, Inc. and Vice President, Human Resources for The Walt Disney Company Consumer Products Group. 

Cava earned both his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Masters of Science degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from San Diego State. He will be based in Starwood’s company headquarters in White Plains, NY. 

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 900 properties in more than 100 countries and 155,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. 

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Contact:

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
K.C. Kavanagh, 914-640-8339
kc.kavanagh@starwoodhotels.com 
http://www.starwood.com 

 

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Also See: Starwood Maintains Consumer-Brand Focus, Names Frits van Paasschen, Former CEO of Coors Brewing Company, Chief Executive Officer / September 2007
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