Board of Directors

Geoffrey A. Ballotti

Geoffrey A. Ballotti serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, and member of our Board of Directors. . Mr. Ballotti has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Hotel Group since March 2014. From March 2008 to March 2014, Mr. Ballotti served as Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Destination Network. From October 2003 to March 2008, Mr. Ballotti was President of 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 joining Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Mr. Ballotti was a Banking Officer in the Commercial Real Estate Group at the Bank of New England.

Myra J. Biblowit

Myra J. Biblowit serves as a member of our Board of Directors. Ms. Biblowit previously served as a 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 also served as a director of Cendant from April 2000 to August 2006.

James E. Buckman

James E. Buckman serves as a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Buckman previously served as a director of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation since 2006 and as lead director in 2010. Following the company separation Mr. Buckman also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Wyndham Destinations. 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 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 Corporation from December 1997 to August 2006, a Vice Chairman of Cendant Corporation from November 1998 to August 2006 and a Senior Executive Vice President of Cendant Corporation 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.

Bruce B. Churchill

Bruce B. Churchill serves as a member of our Board of Directors. From August 2014 to April 2017, Mr. Churchill served on the board of directors of Computer Sciences Corporation. From January 2004 to August 2015, Mr. Churchill served as President of DIRECTV Latin America and from January 2004 to March 2005, Mr. Churchill served as Chief Financial Officer of DIRECTV. From January 1996 to July 2003, Mr. Churchill served as President and Chief Operating Officer for STAR TV. Prior to joining STAR TV, Mr. Churchill served in senior positions for Fox Television and Paramount Pictures.

Mukul V. Deoras

Mukul V. Deoras Mukul V. Deoras serves as a member of our Board of Directors. Since September 2018, Mr. Deoras has served as President, Asia Pacific Division of Colgate-Palmolive Company.  From August 2015 to September 2018, Mr. Deoras served as Chief Marketing Officer of Colgate-Palmolive Company. From February 2012 to July 2015, Mr. Deoras served as President, Asia Division of Colgate-Palmolive. From January 2010 to January 2012, Mr. Deoras served as Managing Director for Colgate-Palmolive (India). From September 2004 to January 2010, Mr. Deoras served in additional positions of increasing responsibility in Marketing and General Management for Colgate-Palmolive. Prior to joining Colgate-Palmolive, Mr. Deoras held a series of senior roles in marketing and sales at Hindustan Unilever Limited.

Stephen P. Holmes

Stephen P. Holmes  serves as Non-Executive Chairman of our Board of Directors, after previously serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Worldwide since July 2006. With the spin-off of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts from Wyndham Worldwide, Mr. Holmes also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Wyndham Destinations. Prior to the creation of Wyndham Worldwide, Mr. Holmes served in various leadership positions in the hospitality and financial services industries, including vice chairman and member of the board of directors of Cendant Corporation, where he oversaw Cendant’s hotel franchise, vehicle rental, timeshare development, timeshare exchange and vacation rental business. Mr. Holmes was also executive vice president and CFO of HFS, and managing director of The Blackstone Group. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte.

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney serves as a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Mulroney previously served as a director of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation since July 2006. Since 1993, Mr. Mulroney has been 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 and as Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Barrick Gold Corporation since 1995. 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.

Pauline D.E. Richards

Pauline D.E. Richards serves as a member of our Board of Directors. Ms. Richards previously served as a director of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation since July 2006. Since July 2008, Ms. Richards has served as Chief Operating Officer of Trebuchet Group Holdings Limited (formerly Armour Group Holdings 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 and Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd. since December 2013. Ms. Richards also served as a director of Cendant Corporation from March 2003 to August 2006.