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.