PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced its Chief Administrative Officer, Mary R. Falvey, will leave the Company on March 1. The company has also promoted its Human Resource leader for managed hotel operations in North America, Monica Melancon, to Chief Human Resource Officer, effective March 1.
“During her 22 years at Wyndham Worldwide and its predecessor companies, Mary was absolutely instrumental in building the best culture in this industry and helping us transition that culture to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts,” says Geoffrey A. Ballotti, Chief Executive Officer, Wyndahm Hotels & Resorts. “We are tremendously grateful for all that Mary has achieved during her distinguished career at Wyndham along with her leadership in setting up our teams around the world for success in our new company. I know I speak on behalf of our over 10,000 team members when I say we will miss Mary immensely.”
Melancon spent 15 years in increasing roles of responsibility at Target, rising from HR executive at the unit level to a senior regional HR executive overseeing a region with $3 billion of annual sales and more than 15,000 team members. In 2015, she joined La Quinta Management LLC and has been consistently promoted since Wyndham’s acquisition of La Quinta to lead human-resources operations for all Wyndham-managed hotels in North America and more than 8,000 Wyndham team members. Melancon is currently based in Wyndham’s Irving, Texas office and will be relocating to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ world headquarters in Parsippany, N.J.
“Monica is an exceptional leader whom I’ve had the pleasure to work with since our acquisition of La Quinta more than two years ago,” says Ballotti. “She personally knows our ownership groups and leadership teams on the ground who deliver our ‘Count-on-Me’ service daily. She understands our business, our company and our people and I’m confident she is the right leader to drive our culture and business forward.”