Diversity Leadership: Stephen P. Holmes, Wyndham Worldwide

Stephen P. Holmes

Chairman and CEO
Wyndham Worldwide


“The people behind our company are as diverse as the broad suite of products and services we offer to leisure and business travelers,” Stephen Holmes says in a diversity message on Wyndham’s website. “Diversity enriches our performance and services, the communities where we live and work, and the lives of our employees and customers.

As CEO, Holmes regularly meets with resource groups and ties executive compensation to diversity metrics. He was Vice Chairman of Cendant Corporation prior to the formation of Wyndham Worldwide in 2006. He began his career at Deloitte and has been a Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HFS Inc.

Holmes is a vice chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council. He was inducted into the U.S. Travel Association’s Hall of Leaders in 2007. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bucknell University, where he sits on the board of trustees.

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