People: Wyndham Worldwide Corp (WYN)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Holmes

58 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Conforti

56 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Geoffrey Ballotti

53 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Hotel Group

Franz Hanning

61 2006 President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Gail Mandel

46 2014 President and Chief Executive Officer - Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

Mary Falvey

54 2006 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Scott McLester

52 2006 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Thomas Anderson

50 2006 Executive Vice President, Chief Real Estate Development Officer

Nicola Rossi

48 2006 Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President

James Buckman

70 2010 Lead Independent Director

Myra Biblowit

66 2006 Independent Director

George Herrera

58 2006 Independent Director

Brian Mulroney

76 2006 Independent Director

Pauline Richards

66 2006 Independent Director

Michael Wargotz

56 2006 Independent Director

Margo Happer

Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Holmes

Mr. Stephen P. Holmes is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Worldwide Corp., since July 2006. Mr. Holmes was Vice Chairman and director of Cendant Corporation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cendant's Travel Content Division from December 1997 to July 2006. Mr. Holmes was Vice Chairman of HFS Incorporated from September 1996 to December 1997, a director of HFS from June 1994 to December 1997 and Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of HFS from July 1990 to September 1996. Mr. Holmes' exceptional day-to-day leadership as our CEO provides him with detailed strategic perspective and knowledge of our operations and industry that are critical to the Board's effectiveness. He possesses extensive public company management experience and is widely recognized as a visionary leader in the global hospitality industry. Under Mr. Holmes' leadership, we have focused our business on, among other things, generating significant earnings and cash flow and building world-renowned hospitality brands, all of which increase shareholder value. Mr. Holmes' specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills described above led the Board to conclude that Mr. Holmes should serve as our Director.

Thomas Conforti

Mr. Thomas G. Conforti is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Wyndham Worldwide Corp., since September 2009. From December 2002 to September 2008, Mr. Conforti was Chief Financial Officer of DineEquity, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Conforti held a number of general management, financial and strategic roles over a ten-year period in the Consumer Products Division of the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Conforti also held numerous finance and strategy roles within the College Textbook Publishing Division of CBS and the Soft Drink Division of PepsiCo.

Geoffrey Ballotti

Mr. Geoffrey A. Ballotti has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Hotel Group., the division of Wyndham Worldwide Corp., effective March 28, 2014. Mr. Ballotti served as Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, from March 2008 to March 2014. From October 2003 to March 2008, Mr. Ballotti was President, North America Division of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. From 1989 to 2003, Mr. Ballotti held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide including President of Starwood North America, Executive Vice President, Operations, Senior Vice President, Southern Europe and Managing Director, Ciga Spa, Italy. Prior to Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Mr. Ballotti was a Banking Officer in the Commercial Real Estate Group at the Bank of New England.

Franz Hanning

Mr. Franz S. Hanning is President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a subsidiary Company of Wyndham Worldwide Corp., since July 2006. Mr. Hanning was the Chief Executive Officer of Cendant’s Timeshare Resort Group from March 2005 to July 2006. Mr. Hanning served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc. from April 2001 to March 2005 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Resort Development Corporation from August 2004 to March 2005. Mr. Hanning held several key leadership positions with Fairfield Resorts, Inc. from 1982 to 2001, including Regional Vice President, Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Operating Officer.

Gail Mandel

Ms. Gail Mandel is President and Chief Executive Officer - Wyndham Exchange & Rentals of the Company, since November 2014. Ms. Mandel was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, from March 2014 to November 2014 and Chief Financial Officer, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, from January 2010 to March 2014. From August 2006 to January 2010, Ms. Mandel was Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, for Wyndham Worldwide. From February 1999 to August 2006, Ms. Mandel was Division Controller, Cendant Hospitality Services. From October 1997 to February 1999, Ms. Mandel was Controller, Cendant Mobility. From September 1993 to October 1997, Ms. Mandel served in finance positions for HFS including Director, Business Development, Director, Corporate Audit and Manager, Internal Audit.

Mary Falvey

Ms. Mary R. Falvey is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of Wyndham Worldwide Corp., since July 2006. Ms. Falvey was Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources for Cendant’s Vacation Network Group from April 2005 to July 2006. From March 2000 to April 2005, Ms. Falvey served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources for RCI. From January 1998 to March 2000, Ms. Falvey was Vice President of Human Resources for Cendant’s Hotel Division and Corporate Contact Center group. Prior to joining Cendant, Ms. Falvey held various leadership positions in the human resources division of Nabisco Foods Company.

Scott McLester

Mr. Scott G. McLester is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Wyndham Worldwide Corp., since July 2006. Mr. McLester was Senior Vice President, Legal for Cendant from April 2004 to July 2006, Group Vice President, Legal from March 2002 to April 2004, Vice President, Legal from February 2001 to March 2002 and Senior Counsel from June 2000 to February 2001. Prior to joining Cendant, Mr. McLester was a Vice President in the Law Department of Merrill Lynch in New York and a partner with the law firm of Carpenter, Bennett and Morrissey in Newark, New Jersey.

Thomas Anderson

Mr. Thomas F. Anderson is Executive Vice President and Chief Real Estate Development Officer of Wyndham Worldwide Corp., since July 2006. From April 2003 to July 2006, Mr. Anderson was Executive Vice President, Strategic Acquisitions and Development of Cendant’s Timeshare Resort Group. From January 2000 to February 2003, Mr. Anderson was Senior Vice President, Corporate Real Estate for Cendant. From November 1998 to December 1999, Mr. Anderson was Vice President of Real Estate Services, Coldwell Banker Commercial. From March 1995 to October 1998, Mr. Anderson was General Manager of American Asset Corporation and from June 1990 to February 1995, Vice President of Commercial Lending for BB&T Corporation.

Nicola Rossi

Mr. Nicola Rossi is Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President of Wyndham Worldwide Corp., since July 2006. Mr. Rossi was Vice President and Controller of Cendant’s Hotel Group from June 2004 to July 2006. From April 2002 to June 2004, Mr. Rossi served as Vice President, Corporate Finance for Cendant. From April 2000 to April 2002, Mr. Rossi was Corporate Controller and from June 1999 to March 2000 was Assistant Corporate Controller of Jacuzzi Brands, Inc.

James Buckman

Mr. James E. Buckman serves as Lead Independent Director of Wyndham Worldwide Corp. From May 2007 to January 2012, Mr. Buckman served as Vice Chairman of York Capital Management, a hedge fund management company headquartered in New York City. From May 1, 2010 to January 2012, Mr. Buckman also served as General Counsel of York Capital Management and from January 2007 to May 2007 he served as a Senior Consultant to York Capital Management. Mr. Buckman was General Counsel and a director of Cendant from December 1997 to August 2006, a Vice Chairman of Cendant from November 1998 to August 2006 and a Senior Executive Vice President of Cendant from December 1997 to November 1998. Mr. Buckman was Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of HFS Incorporated from May 1997 to December 1997, a director of HFS from June 1994 to December 1997 and Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of HFS from February 1992 to May 1997. Mr. Buckman brings to the Board exceptional leadership, experience and perspective necessary to be our Lead Director. His service as a director, Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Cendant and a Director of Wyndham Worldwide affords Mr. Buckman strong experience with Wyndham Worldwide's business and operations. Mr. Buckman's experience with leading hedge fund manager York Capital Management contributes valuable cross-industry experience and depth of knowledge.

Myra Biblowit

Ms. Myra J. Biblowit serves as an Independent Director of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation since July 2006. Since April 2001, Ms. Biblowit has served as President of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. From July 1997 to March 2001, she served as Vice Dean for External Affairs for the New York University School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of the Mount Sinai-NYU Health System. From June 1991 to June 1997, Ms. Biblowit was Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Capital Campaign for the American Museum of Natural History. Ms. Biblowit served as a director of Cendant from April 2000 to August 2006. As a director of Cendant and a Director of Wyndham Worldwide, Ms. Biblowit has gained a broad understanding of Wyndham Worldwide's business, operations and culture. Ms. Biblowit's exceptional leadership experience with iconic research, educational and cultural institutions provides a unique perspective to the Board. As President of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a dominant funder of research around the world, Ms. Biblowit brings to the Board a global perspective, marketing skills and a commitment to supporting our communities that add significant value to the Board's contribution to our success. Ms. Biblowit's specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills described above led the Board to conclude that Ms. Biblowit should serve as our Director.

George Herrera

Mr. George Herrera serves as an Independent Director of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation since July 2006. Since December 2003, Mr. Herrera has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Herrera-Cristina Group, Ltd., a Hispanic-owned, multidisciplinary management firm. From August 1998 to January 2004, Mr. Herrera served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Herrera served as President of David J. Burgos & Associates, Inc. from December 1979 to July 1998. Mr. Herrera served as a director of Cendant from January 2004 to August 2006. Mr. Herrera provides the Board with exceptional leadership and management knowledge. As a Cendant director and a Director and Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of Wyndham Worldwide, Mr. Herrera has gained a broad understanding of the role of the Board in our operations. Mr. Herrera's service as chief executive officer of multidisciplinary management firm Herrera-Cristina Group, Ltd. contributes extensive and varied management, finance and corporate governance experience. His service as President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce brings valuable government relations expertise to the Board.

Brian Mulroney

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, LL.D., serves as an Independent Director of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation since July 2006. Mr. Mulroney is a Senior Partner in the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. He served as Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993. Mr. Mulroney has served as a director of Blackstone Group L.P. since June 2007 and Quebecor Media Inc. since January 2001. Mr. Mulroney has served as Chairman of the Board of Quebecor Media Inc. since June 2014. Mr. Mulroney served as a director of Cendant Corporation from December 1997 to August 2006, Hicks Acquisition Co. I, Inc. from September 2007 to September 2009, Archer Daniels Midland Company Inc. from December 1993 to December 2009 and Barrick Gold Corporation from November 1993 to May 2014. Mr. Mulroney brings exceptional leadership, experience and expertise to the Board. His service as a Director of Wyndham Worldwide provides the Board with knowledge of our business and strategy as well as a historical perspective on our growth and operations. Mr. Mulroney's service as the Prime Minister of Canada brings to the Board valuable leadership and international business and government relations expertise. He is a Senior Partner of international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, contributing valuable legal experience to the Board. As a director for other public companies, Mr. Mulroney offers valuable perspectives on board operations as well.

Pauline Richards

Ms. Pauline D. E. Richards serves as an Independent Director of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation since July 2006. Since July 2008, Ms. Richards has served as Chief Operating Officer of Armour Group Holdings Limited (formerly Brevan Howard P&C Partners Limited), an investment management company. From November 2003 to July 2008, Ms. Richards served as Director of Development at the Saltus Grammar School, the largest private school in Bermuda. From January 2001 to March 2003, Ms. Richards served as Chief Financial Officer of Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch (Bermuda) Limited in Bermuda, a trust company business. From January 1999 to December 2000, she was Treasurer of Gulfstream Financial Limited, a stock brokerage company. From January 1999 to June 1999, Ms. Richards served as a consultant to Aon Group of Companies, Bermuda, an insurance brokerage company, after serving in senior positions from 1988 through 1998 including Controller, Senior Vice President and Group Financial Controller and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Richards has served as a director of Apollo Global Management, LLC since March 2011. Ms. Richards served as a director of Cendant from March 2003 to August 2006. Ms. Richards' extensive financial background and exceptional leadership experience provide the Board with financial accounting and management expertise and perspectives. Her service as a Cendant director and as a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Wyndham Worldwide brings to the Board valuable experience on financial reporting matters that are critical to the Board's oversight role. Ms. Richards' service as a chief financial officer and treasurer of leading finance companies allows her to offer important insights into the role of finance in our business and strategy.

Michael Wargotz

Mr. Michael H. Wargotz serves as an Independent Director of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation since July 2006. Since July 2011, Mr. Wargotz has served as the Chairman of Axcess Ventures, an affiliate of Axcess Worldwide, a partnership development company. From August 2010 to June 2011, Mr. Wargotz served as the Chief Financial Officer of The Milestone Aviation Group, LLC, a global aviation leasing company. From August 2009 to July 2010, Mr. Wargotz served as the Co-Chairman of Axcess Luxury and Lifestyle. From December 2006 to August 2009, Mr. Wargotz served as the Chief Financial Advisor of NetJets, Inc., a leading provider of private aviation services, and from June 2004 to November 2006, he served as a Vice President of NetJets. Mr. Wargotz is a founding partner of Axcess Solutions, LLC, a strategic alliance, brand development and partnership marketing consulting firm, which originated in 2001. From January 1998 to December 1999, Mr. Wargotz served in various leadership positions with Cendant, including President and Chief Executive Officer of its Lifestyle Division, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Alliance Marketing Segment and Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Wargotz was a Senior Vice President with HFS Incorporated from July 1994 to December 1997. Mr. Wargotz has served as a director of Resources Connection, Inc. since May 2009 and CST Brands, Inc. since May 2013. Mr. Wargotz's senior management experience with Axcess Worldwide, The Milestone Aviation Group and NetJets brings to the Board financial expertise and branding knowledge. As Chair of the Audit Committee of Wyndham Worldwide, he contributes financial reporting and compliance expertise and perspective.

Margo Happer

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