Wyndham Hotel Group CEO changes: Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide's timeshare division, is replacing Eric Danziger as president and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group. Ballotti joined the company in 2008 as president and CEO of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals following a 20-year career at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.

Kirschke's new role at Carlson Rezidor: Former president of the Americas region for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Thorsten Kirschke now replaces Simon Barlow as president of the company's Asia Pacific region. Kirschke joined Carlson in 2009 from his role as EVP and COO of the Brussels-based Rezidor Hotel Group.

Top moves at America's Best Franchising: America's Best Franchising named Sterling Stoudenmire IV as president and CEO, succeeding Doug Collins. ABF's brands include Jameson Inn and Budgeted Inns & Suites. Most recently Stoudenmire was CEO of Island One Resorts.

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With 2020 behind us and widespread vaccine distribution on the horizon, the second half of the new year is looking up, but for Q1 (and most likely well into Q2) we’re very much still in the thick of what has undeniably been the lowest point of the pandemic. What can you be doing now to power through and set yourself up for a prosperous 2021 and beyond? Join us at Part 3 of Hotel Optimization – A Virtual Event, now available on demand, for expert panels focused on getting you back to profitability.