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Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Innovation
Faith Taylor currently oversees Wyndham’s worldwide sustainability program which includes over 50 brands, 28,000 employees and over 90,000 locations in 100 countries. She has overseen the development of the company's corporate policy, strategies and key initiatives and Wyndham's Green council since 2007. She also co-developed Clear Air by Pure, an allergy free program for Wyndham as well as one of the first to hotel market green uniform program with Cintas. She is Vice Chair of the American Hotel and Lodging Association's Environmental and Engineering Committee in Washington D.C. and a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council and International Tourism Partnership organizations as well as on the board of directors for Sustainable Travel International.
As Vice President of Innovation and Product development she worked with architectural firms such as Gensler, WTS and Michael Graves & Associates to co-develop new programs, hotel designs and in-room product initiatives for the Wyndham hotel and resorts brand. She also worked with Wolfgang Puck to develop a new coffee program, DMI to launch a Wyn-tune music concept and co-developed Wyndham's Café called Eat. Refresh. Live. She led the development and launch of Wyndham's Worldwide Blue HarmonyTM, a turn-key spa and fitness program that incorporates a green strategy to promote environmental awareness.
She joined the company in January 2003 as senior director of marketing for the Ramada® brand, responsible for its strategic planning and repositioning programs, marketing budgets and advertising and media commitments.
From 1997 to 2003, she served as a marketing consultant for International Home Foods Inc. in Parsippany and Idamar Enterprise, a spa and travel network company in Newark and was a founding member of Hookt.com Inc., an e-commerce company in New York.
Taylor worked for Avon Products Inc. in New York for 10 years in a variety of global brand marketing and management positions and was a recipient of their Chairman's award for continued outstanding performance. She led the development of several new profitable businesses that generated millions in annual sales. She began her career with Time Warner Inc. in New York as a marketing executive for People and Sports Illustrated magazines.
Taylor was named one of the top African American executives in the lodging industry by Black Meetings and Tourism magazine in 2008.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., and her master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia.
She is based in the Wyndham Worldwide Parsippany, New Jersey office.
Alyson R. Johnson
Vice President, Marketing + Communications
22 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054