Mr. Floyd was appointed Executive Vice President, Global President of Operations of Hyatt in August 2014. In this role, Mr. Floyd is responsible for the successful operation of all Hyatt hotels globally. Mr. Floyd is also responsible for Hyatt’s global development including new management and franchise agreements. The Group Presidents for each of Hyatt’s three regions report to Mr. Floyd. Prior to his current role, Mr. Floyd was Executive Vice President, Group President-Global Operations Center at Hyatt. From January 2006 through September 2012, Mr. Floyd served as Hyatt’s Chief Operating Officer-North America. In that role he was responsible for management of Hyatt’s full-service hotels and resorts as well as the Hyatt Place and the Hyatt House brands in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. In addition, he oversaw Hyatt Residential Group, Inc. (formerly known as Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc.) and the Franchise Owner Relations Group, which supports both full service and select service and extended stay franchisees. He also oversaw various corporate functions for North America, including sales, human resources, product and design, rooms, food and beverage, and engineering. Since joining Hyatt in 1981, Mr. Floyd has served in a number of other senior positions, including Executive Vice President-North America Operations and Senior Vice President of Sales, as well as various managing director and general manager roles. Mr. Floyd also serves on the Board of Directors of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) and Thayer Ventures Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company focused on the travel and transportation technology sectors (NASDAQ: TVAC). Mr. Floyd holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.