Wyndham Worldwide’s Chairman and CEO on why Wyndham understood the value of corporate social responsibility.
Stephen P. Holmes
Chairman and CEO
Stephen P. Holmes is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies with operations in nearly 100 countries, and recently ranked by FORTUNE magazine as the most admired company in the hospitality industry.
Prior to the formation of Wyndham Worldwide in 2006, Mr. Holmes was Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors of Cendant Corporation, where he oversaw hotel franchise, vehicle rental, timeshare development, timeshare exchange, and vacation rental businesses. Earlier in his career, Holmes also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HFS Inc. and Managing Director of The Blackstone Group.
In addition to his position at Wyndham Worldwide, Mr. Holmes serves as a Vice Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Travel Business Roundtable. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University, and was honored as the 2007 Hall of Leaders inductee by the U.S. Travel Association.