February 02, 2009 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, N.J. — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest franchisor of hotels, today announced the appointment of Kathleen Chiechi Flores as executive vice president of Human Resources.
Based in the company's Parsippany, N.J. offices, Flores will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of Wyndham Hotel Group's global human resources strategies, including talent selection, talent management, workforce planning and administration.
She brings to the company more than 15 years of progressive human resources experience from a variety of industries including technology, healthcare, banking and telecommunications.
Prior to joining Wyndham Hotel Group, Flores was chief administrative officer of WhiteFence, an e–commerce company based in Houston, Texas. In that role, she oversaw the company's legal and human resources teams and was responsible for risk management, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, training and development, and organizational effectiveness.
Flores is a certified senior professional in human resources and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California Irvine as well as a master's degree in education from the University of San Francisco.
Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three principal components of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), encompasses nearly 7,000 hotels representing approximately 583,000 rooms in 66 countries under the Wyndham®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate® by Wyndham, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns and Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge®, Knights Inn® and AmeriHost Inn® brands. All hotels are owned individually and operated independently or by Wyndham Hotel Management.