Senior Vice President, Wyndham Worldwide

Rich is a Senior Vice President at Wyndham Worldwide, a global hospitality company, and is responsible for overseeing government relations, public affairs and political giving at Wyndham. In addition, he manages the Commercial Contracts group (IT, Real Estate and Procurement contracts) in Wyndham’s Legal Department. Rich reports directly to Wyndham’s General Counsel. Previously, from 2012-2015, he was Commissioner of the NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and a member of Governor Christie’s cabinet. Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Christie asked Rich and his department to lead the state’s $4 billion recovery and rebuilding efforts. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Rich spent eight years as a federal prosecutor in Newark prior to joining the Christie Administration. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

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