Michael D. Brown serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Travel + Leisure Co., and is
a member of its Board of Directors. Brown is responsible for the performance, growth and strategic
direction of the world’s leading membership and leisure travel company with a portfolio of nearly 20
resort, travel club, and lifestyle travel brands. The company, which employs 17,000 associates,
includes the Wyndham Destinations, Panorama, and Travel + Leisure Group business lines.
Brown joined the company in 2017, and in June 2018 led its subsequent evolution to Wyndham
Destinations as an independent public company, globally headquartered in Orlando, FL, after
spinning off Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. In 2021, Wyndham Destinations acquired the iconic Travel
+ Leisure brand and became Travel + Leisure Co., aligned with its strategy to be the world’s leading
membership and leisure travel company.
Previously, Brown served as Chief Operating Officer at Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV). Prior to being
appointed as COO for HGV in 2014, he held the role of Executive Vice President, Sales and
Marketing – Mainland U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining HGV in 2008, Brown served in a series of
leadership roles throughout the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean during his more than 16 years at
Marriott International and Marriott Vacation Club International.
A leisure travel industry veteran of more than 25 years, Brown’s leadership is infused with a
combination of strategic vision, operational expertise, authentic engagement, and industry
knowledge. He drives the company’s commitment to be responsive and engaged through socially
conscious initiatives, and fosters its global spirit of hospitality and responsible tourism. Aligned with
the culture of inclusion and diversity, Brown leads the company’s Global Inclusion and Diversity
Brown earned a bachelor’s degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of
Virginia. He currently serves as a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, the American
Resort Development Association (ARDA) Executive Committee, and is the Chair of the ARDA Board of
Directors. He is also a member of the Orlando Economic Partnership Governor’s Council, an Advisory
Council Member of the Enzian Theatre, and serves on the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro
Orlando Board of Directors.