As vice president, Organizational Change Management for Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 8,000 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), Mari Marques-Thomas is responsible for leading, developing and executing change management strategies for key initiatives. In addition, she provides leadership and guidance as well as collaborates with the executive leadership team, in partnership with the enterprise diversity office, to achieve the organization’s strategic diversity priorities.
Prior to her role in Organizational Change Management, Mari most recently held the position of vice president, Global Talent Management, where she was responsible for driving talent management and leadership development strategies as well as implementing tools and processes required to support talent assessment, succession planning, performance management, talent development, diversity and inclusion priorities and coaching for Wyndham Hotel Group.
Previous to Wyndham Worldwide, Mari worked for Randstad USA providing human resources generalist support to field-based sales leaders and teams across various industries including automotive, financial, distribution and publishing, to name a few. Prior to transitioning into human resources, Mari worked at the property level for Marriott International for a number of years.