Wyndham Worldwide Names Director Of Supplier Diversity

July 17, 2008 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, has appointed Jose Nido director of supplier diversity.

Based in Orlando, Florida, Nido is responsible for managing the development and implementation of a world-class supplier diversity program across Wyndham Worldwide with an overall goal of growing the number of diverse suppliers within the Company's portfolio across all business units, including Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Group RCI.

He reports to Suellen Aldina, Wyndham Worldwide vice president of global procurement.

Nido brings extensive and unique experience to Wyndham Worldwide as a former executive for a minority-owned business, coupled with corporate supplier diversity senior management experience, He held a similar position with Insync Marketing Solutions, the largest minority-owned premier commercial printer and marketing solutions company in the U.S., where he worked closely with corporations to implement diversity business development and supplier diversity programs. Nido's experience also includes developing and implementing a premier, world-class program for using and supporting diverse suppliers for The Walt Disney Company.

He has been nationally recognized for excellence in supplier diversity management by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers organization.

Nido retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after a 20-year Air Force career in a variety of management assignments. He has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico, a master of science in logistics management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a master of public administration from the University of Central Florida.

About Wyndham Worldwide

As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses almost 6,550 franchised hotels and almost 551,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Group RCI offers its more than 3.6 million members access to over 67,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of approximately 145 vacation ownership resorts serving over 800,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs more than 33,000 employees globally.

For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit the Company's web site at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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