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Michael D. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael D. Brown serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wyndham Destinations, and is a member of its Board of Directors. Brown is responsible for the performance, growth and strategic direction of the world’s largest publicly traded vacation ownership, exchange and managed vacation rental business. The company, which employs more than 23,000 associates, includes Wyndham Vacation Clubs and RCI Exchanges.

Brown joined Wyndham in 2017 and served as President and CEO of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, following a successful executive leadership tenure at Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV), where he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to being appointed as COO for HGV in 2014, he held the role of Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing – Mainland U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining HGV in 2008, Brown served in a series of sales, development, operations, and finance leadership roles throughout the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean during his more than 16 years at Marriott International and Marriott Vacation Club International.

As a hospitality industry veteran of more than 25 years, Brown’s leadership is infused with a combination of strategic vision, operational expertise, inspirational leadership and industry knowledge. In addition, he is passionate in his commitment to Wyndham Destinations’ diverse, inclusive community of associates and its global spirit of hospitality.

Brown earned a bachelor’s degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He currently serves as a member of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Executive Committee and is the Chair of ARDA’s Meetings Committee.