Kathleen Chiechi Flores
Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Wyndham Hotel GroupKathleen Chiechi Flores was appointed executive vice president of human resources in January 2009 and oversees the development and execution of Wyndham Hotel Group's global human resources strategies, including the talent selection, talent management, workforce planning and administration of more than 4,000 employees around the world. She is also responsible for the company's business continuity planning and global communications functions, including employee communications public relations and franchisee communications. A seasoned veteran of the profession with nearly 20 years of progressive human resources experience, Ms. Flores brings to the company a diverse background spanning multiple industries and organizations. Prior to joining Wyndham Hotel Group, she was chief administrative officer for Houston-based WhiteFence, where 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. Under her leadership, the company substantially increased its recruitment efforts and more than doubled its critical employee headcount. In doing so, WhiteFence was able to more effectively execute upon its initiatives and increase revenues from $8 million in 2006 to $18 million in 2007. Prior to WhiteFence, Ms. Flores served in a variety of executive and senior level human resources roles, working for companies including ZipRealty and Kaplan Inc. Ms. 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. She is based in Wyndham Hotel Group's Parsippany, N.J. offices.
Ms. Flores can be contacted at 973-753-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org