Jim Chu was appointed to Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer in May 2022. His current responsibilities include overseeing Hyatt’s global strategy for development and owner relations, transactions, global product and design strategy, as well as the company’s Global Franchise and Owner Relations Group (FORG). During more than 18 years at Hyatt, Chu has been instrumental in growing Hyatt’s brand footprint throughout his tenure. Prior to his current position, Chu was named Executive Vice President of Global Franchising and Development in March 2021. He also served as Global Head of Development from 2018 to 2021 and Global Head of Select Service and Franchise Strategy from 2016 to 2018. Before joining Hyatt, Chu held various roles with Wyndham International, including General Manager, Vice President of Sales and Senior Vice President of Business Development.