Geoff Ballotti, President and Chief Executive Officer

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, Geoff served as Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Destination Network. From October 2003 to March 2008, Geoff was President of North America Division of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. From 1989 to 2003, Geoff 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, Geoff was a Banking Officer in the Commercial Real Estate Group at the Bank of New England.

Geoff serves as Immediate Past Chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Board. He previously served as Chairman of the U.S. Travel Association and on the Executive Committee of the American Resort & Development Association. He also served on the board of directors for Christel House International, a not-for-profit organization that supports impoverished children throughout the world.

Michele Allen, Chief Financial Officer

Michele serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this role, Michele served as our Executive Vice President and Treasurer, overseeing capital markets activity, global cash management, risk management and business intelligence. Before our spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide, Michele was the Senior Vice President of Finance for Wyndham Worldwide where she had responsibility for enterprise-wide budgeting, forecasting, capital allocation, financial analysis and strategy. She has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and served in varied financial leadership positions of increasing responsibility with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and its predecessors. Michele began her career as an independent auditor with Deloitte where she earned a CPA.

Paul Cash, General Counsel

Paul serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. First joining Wyndham in 2005, Paul served as General Counsel for Wyndham Destination Network for eight years and then served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel for Wyndham Hotel Group. Prior to joining Wyndham, Paul was a Partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions, International and Entertainment and New Media practice groups of Alston & Bird and earlier in his career was an Associate at Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster in Germany.

Lisa Borromeo Checchio, Chief Marketing Officer

Lisa serves as our Chief Marketing Officer, championing the world’s most iconic hotel brands and leading the company’s revenue generation strategy. Prior to the spin-off of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Lisa served as Senior Vice President, Global Brands for Wyndham Hotel Group. Lisa joined the company in 2015 as vice president, Brand Marketing. Prior to joining Wyndham, Lisa served in various marketing positions at JetBlue Airways, and earlier in her career, she worked in event management in professional tennis.

Monica Melancon, Chief Human Resource Officer

Monica serves as our Chief Human Resource Officer, leading a wide range of human resources, corporate social responsibility, and operations functions across our global enterprise. Prior to her current role, Monica served as Group Vice President, Human Resources, overseeing human resources for all of Wyndham’s managed hotels in North America. She joined Wyndham in 2018, following our acquisition of La Quinta, where she previously served as Vice President, Employee Relations. Prior to La Quinta, Monica spent 15 years with Target, serving in a number of progressive, senior human resources roles.

Scott Strickland, Chief Information Officer

Scott serves as our Chief Information Officer. Prior to the spin-off of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, he served as Chief Information Officer for Wyndham Hotel Group, responsible for enhancing and implementing our technology strategy, building the strength of our IT organization and leading day-to-day execution by ensuring alignment with strategic business direction. Prior to joining Wyndham, Scott was the Chief Information Officer at Denon Marantz Electronics; executive director, Information Technology at Nissan North America; and earlier in his career held the position of Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services with Stanley Black & Decker.