Jim Alderman has been appointed executive vice president of development, responsible for growing the company’s Wyndham Hotels and Resorts flagship brand globally and its other brands outside of North America. He joined the company from Starwood Capital Group.
As chief performance officer, Daniel del Olmo will take the lead in setting the company’s strategy and optimizing its performance. He will be responsible for developing and overseeing the Hotel Group’s long-term growth plan. Del Olmo previously served the company as vice president of strategy and innovation.
Duane Elledge has been promoted to chief retention officer. He will work across disciplines to ensure that programs and initiatives are developed with the customer – franchisees and guests – in mind. Elledge will oversee the training and re-licensing functions. Elledge was previously the Hotel Group’s executive vice president of brand services.
The company’s revenue producing functions will be led by Ross Hosking. As executive vice president of global sales, he will oversee the sales department and hotel operations centers. Hosking joins the company from Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Sean Worker has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president of international operations. He will continue to lead operations functions for Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as the Asia Pacific region and have indirect responsibility for the communication, coordination and execution of all cross-functional initiatives in those geographic areas.