Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard E. Constable III, as senior vice president, overseeing government relations and commercial contracts for the global hospitality company. Currently serving as Commissioner of Community Affairs for the State of New Jersey, Constable comes to Wyndham Worldwide with more than 18 years of legal and government experience, including serving as Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and for eight years as Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office in Newark, N.J.
“We are excited and honored to welcome Rich to the Wyndham Worldwide family,” says Scott McLester, executive vice president and general counsel, Wyndham Worldwide. “In addition to his tremendous experience and legal expertise, Rich has a background in serving and caring for people that is well-suited to the hospitality industry, and to our mission of providing great experiences for people around the world.”
A global leader in hospitality behind how millions of people travel each year, Wyndham Worldwide is home to the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, largest vacation ownership company, largest vacation ownership exchange network, and largest provider of professionally managed vacation rentals.
Following the devastating impact of Superstorm Sandy, Constable was handpicked by Governor Chris Christie to lead and implement rebuilding and recovery efforts in the state, working in collaboration with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to administer over $4 billion in federal disaster funds.
Constable has served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School and Fordham Law School. He began his career in private practice at the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell in New York, and served as a law clerk for The Honorable Alan Page, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan, and earned his Juris Doctorate and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Fels Institute of Government. Constable will be based at the Wyndham Worldwide global headquarters in Parsippany, N.J.
About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
One of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality services and products through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world’s largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world’s best-known hotel brands, with over 7,600 franchised hotels and approximately 661,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 107,000 vacation properties in over 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 200 vacation ownership resorts serving over 900,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs over 34,000 associates globally.
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