John Wallis has served as global head of marketing and brand strategy since November 2008. Mr. Wallis’ career with Hyatt began in 1981. Prior to his current role, Mr. Wallis served as senior vice president of product and brand development since August 2007. From 2004 through 2007, Mr. Wallis served as senior vice president of global asset management, where he was responsible for the management of more than 40 Hyatt-owned properties across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He has also served in a variety of other management positions, senior vice president of marketing and sales and vice president of marketing for Hyatt International Corporation; general manager and regional vice president of Gulf states for Hyatt Regency Dubai; executive assistant manager of food and beverage for Hyatt Regency Kuwait, Hyatt Regency Fiji and Hyatt Kingsgate Sydney and various other food and beverage management positions.