Earlier this week Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) named Marriott’s Mary Lynn Clark as President, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America following the resignation of current president Bob Milne.
Mary Lynn Clark spent 26 years in various roles with Marriott Vacations Worldwide and Marriott International, most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Product and Customer Development overseeing product strategy and customer development for their points-based vacation program.
Bob Milne resigned from Wyndham in late July after three years leading the North American vacation rentals division. Milne has also resigned as a member of the Board of Directors for the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA).
Milne began his career in the sales and marketing department with Steamboat Resorts in 1985. Over the next ten years, Milne held several operations positions before becoming president and ultimately buying The Resort Company. In 2007, Milne sold The Resort Company, stayed on after the sale as a minority owner and the company’s CEO, and helped grow The Resort Company into a leading vacation rental and property management company with a portfolio of approximately 1,000 rental units.
In 2011, Milne led the sale of The Resort Company to Wyndham and joined the Wyndham leadership team.
Wyndham’s hiring of Mary Lynn Clark’s indicates a move by Wyndham towards a more corporate, vacation club-based leadership paradigm for its vacation rental operations.
Clark will be based in Parsippany, N.J.
By Amy Hinote