Pfeffer Group LLC

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Eric E. Pfeffer

Founder and President, The Pfeffer Group LLC
Past President, International Hotel & Restaurant Association     (IH&RA)
Former Chairman of Wyndham Worldwide Hotel Division (Formerly Cendant)
Named a member of Travel Agent Magazine's Inner Circle in     1995 for his work on behalf of travel agents worldwide.
Awarded his alma mater’s most prestigious honor, Florida     International University’s Torch Award for Outstanding     Achievement, in 2000 in recognition of his success and career     accomplishments.

As leader of the Hotel Division, Eric Pfeffer oversaw the world's largest lodging franchisor with more than 6,500 hotels on five continents under the Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Villager, Wingate Inn and AmeriHost Inn brands.

During his 20-year career as a hotel and franchise executive, Pfeffer was credited with forging strong relationships among franchisees and colleagues. He was appointed Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Cendant Corporation's Hotel Division in September 1998 after serving as the Hotel Division President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he built up Cendant's international operations as its first employee with the title of Managing Director of the Global Services division for nearly two years, overseeing international sales and services for Cendant's hotel and real estate brands. Pfeffer served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Howard Johnson International, a Cendant hotel brand, from 1991 to 1996. Among other things, he has been credited for the Brand's success in the international arena.

During his career with the Howard Johnson brand, Pfeffer progressed from Front Desk Agent to General Manager, Area Manager, District Manager, Regional Manager, Regional Vice President, Senior Vice President of Operations, Executive Vice President and, ultimately President & Chief Operating Officer.

Pfeffer was elected President of the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA) in 2002 and 2003. Pfeffer previously served as IH&RA Vice-President in 1997 and IH&RA President in 1998.

Pfeffer was an advisory board member of the New York Tisch Hospitality and Sports Management School of NYU and is Emeritus member of the Tisch Center Advisory Board.

In 1995 he was named a member of Travel Agent magazine's Inner Circle because of his work on behalf of travel agents worldwide.


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