Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced the promotion of its human resource leader for managed hotel operations in North America, Monica Melancon, to Chief Human Resource Officer, effective March 1. Ms. 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 over 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 over 8,000 Wyndham team members. Ms. Melancon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management & Marketing degree from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. She 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. 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,” said Geoffrey A. Ballotti, Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.