PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyndham Hotels
& Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with
over 8,900 hotels across 95 countries, today announced that the
International Franchise Association (IFA) has appointed
Marcus Banks, Senior Vice President
of Litigation, Employment Law, Government Relations &
Information Management, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to its Board
Banks' appointment is part of a larger unveiling of seven new
members of IFA's, Board of Directors, which includes top leaders
representing franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers from leading
organizations across multiple industries.
"I am thrilled with the addition of Marcus Banks to our Board of Directors," said
IFA Board Chair Catherine Monson.
"His legal and business experience representing one of the largest
hotel franchisors in the world, Wyndham Hotels, will provide
invaluable experience to our board."
"It is an incredible honor to be joining IFA's board of
directors along with such a distinguished group of professionals as
franchise businesses emerge from the global pandemic," said Banks.
"IFA does tremendous work on behalf of the franchise community and
I look forward to supporting them as they provide industry-leading
events, advocacy, education and growth opportunities to the
Prior to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' spin-off from Wyndham
Worldwide Corporation (WWC) in 2018, Banks served as Senior Vice
President – Litigation, Employment Law and Intellectual Property,
for WWC. Banks started his franchise career at the Hospitality
Division of Cendant Corporation in May
2001. He has written and spoken about various franchise law
topics, including litigation management, vicarious liability
defense, bankruptcy and mediation.
To view IFA's full announcement of its seven new, Board of
Directors, click here.
About the International Franchise Association
Celebrating 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the
International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and
largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works
through its government relations and public policy, media
relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote
franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that
support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S.
economy, and 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA
members include franchise companies in over 300 different business
format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that
support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world's largest
hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with over
8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries on six continents. Through
its network of approximately 796,000 rooms appealing to the
everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the
economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company
operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days
Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®,
AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel
management services. The Company's award-winning Wyndham Rewards
loyalty program offers 86 million enrolled members the opportunity
to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and
vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
+1 (973) 753-6590
International Franchise Association
+1 (202) 460-8356
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