STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Group, a global leader in loyalty and customer engagement, today announced the appointment of Mark Vondrasek to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Vondrasek served as Senior Vice President and Commercial Services Officer at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, prior to its merger with Marriott. He joined Starwood in 2001, and was responsible for the Starwood sales organization and revenue management globally, including its leading loyalty programs.
"Mark represents a great addition to our Board. He brings a wealth of loyalty and travel industry experience to Affinion Group, and his input and perspective will be invaluable as we continue to grow and expand our loyalty and customer engagement businesses across the globe," said Todd Siegel, CEO of Affinion Group.
At Starwood, Mr. Vondrasek led an organization of more than 7,500 associates around the globe and he was responsible for the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty program, 10 customer contact centers, mobile applications, digital initiatives, business-to-business sales strategy, revenue management and sales. During his 15 year tenure at Starwood, Mr. Vondrasek spearheaded many of the company's most successful loyalty initiatives as well as overseeing Starwood's strategic marketing partnerships.
"I am honored to be selected to sit on the Board of Affinion Group," said Mr. Vondrasek. "Affinion Group is a leader in loyalty solutions across the globe and I'm impressed with the growth strategy the executive team is executing. I hope to leverage my experience and industry knowledge to contribute to Affinion Group's vision."
About Affinion Holdings
As a global leader with over 40 years of experience, Affinion Holdings enhances the value of its partners' customer relationships by developing and marketing loyalty solutions. Leveraging its expertise in customer engagement, product development and targeted marketing, Affinion Holdings provides programs in subscription-based lifestyle services, personal protection, insurance and other areas to help generate increased customer loyalty and significant incremental revenue for more than 5,600 marketing partners worldwide, including many of the largest and most respected companies in financial services, retail, travel, and Internet commerce. Based in Stamford, CT, the Company has approximately 3,150 employees and has marketing capabilities in 20 countries globally. For more information, visit www.affinion.com.
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