|PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Mar. 17, 2009)
– In a focused strategy to expand the global reach of the Wyndham brand
and exceed customer satisfaction goals, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®
today announced the expansion of its sales and operations teams with the
addition of industry veterans Bill Scanlon, senior vice president of sales;
Tim Rector, vice president of resort sales; Wayne Susser, vice president
of brand operations; John Green, regional vice president of operations;
and Kevin Regan, regional vice president of operations.
Bill Scanlon previously held executive-level sales and marketing
positions with Marriott International and HEI Hotels and Resorts. Most
recently he was president of Strategic Solution Partners, a lodging and
hospitality consulting firm in Drexel Hill, Pa., responsible for the development
and implementation of the company’s overall business strategies.
In his new role as senior vice president of sales for Wyndham Hotels
and Resorts, Scanlon will be responsible for defining and implementing
the Wyndham brand’s sales culture, executing programs that provide valuable
customer insights, increased customer value and revenue-generating opportunities.
Tim Rector previously held executive-level sales and marketing
positions with Starwood and LXR Luxury Resorts and the former Wyndham International.
Most recently, he was area vice president of sales and marketing for Starwood
in White Plains, N.Y. Based in Florida, he oversaw sales and marketing
operations for the company’s managed resorts in the Caribbean.
In his new role as vice president of resort sales, Rector will be responsible
for the overall leadership of the Wyndham resort collection, overseeing
all sales and marketing functions including advertising, promotions, distribution
sales and direct sales. In addition, he will play a pivotal role in the
recruitment, development and management of each hotel’s sales and catering
Wayne Susser previously served in executive-level operations
roles with Hilton Hotels Corporation and Marriott. Most recently, he was
senior director of international brand support for Hilton’s Doubletree
brand in Beverly Hills, Calif., responsible for managing international
relationships with potential ownership groups and management companies.
As vice president of operations, Susser will oversee the Wyndham brand’s
license partner operations team and will be responsible for streamlining
business processes across all hotels. In addition, he will work closely
with independent, third-party research firms including J.D. Powers and
Associates to hone quality measures and increase brand performance.
In their new roles as regional vice president of operations, Green and
Regan will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the
Wyndham brand’s managed portfolio of hotels, which includes the 600-room
Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa in Puerto Rico and the 224-room Wyndham
Garden Hotel – Midtown Convention Center in New York.
John Green previously served in executive-level operations roles
with Wyndham International, Signature Hospitality Resources and John Q.
Hammons Hotels. Most recently, he was senior vice president and managing
director, operations east, for Pyramid Hotel Group in Boston, responsible
for a portfolio of 19 hotels from 92 to 1,102 rooms.
Kevin Regan previously served in executive-level operations roles
at Starwood and Stormont-Trice Corporation. Most recently, he was Starwood’s
senior vice president of operations, Southeastern United States and Caribbean,
responsible for overseeing the country’s second-largest region of hotels
worth more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue.
“This is a group of highly talented and experienced professionals who
know the ins and outs of the hospitality industry,” said Jeff Wagoner,
president of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. “As we look to expand our managed
portfolio of hotels, the addition of their knowledge and expertise in the
key areas of sales, operations and brand contribution is designed to help
Wyndham owners and operators drive revenue through a hands-on strategic
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
(NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout
the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. All
hotels are either franchised or managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts or