David Udell was selected as Group President – ASPAC for Hyatt Hotels Corporation in July 2014. Mr. Udell is responsible for overseeing hotels in Southeast Asia, China, Australia, South Korea and Japan. Prior to his current role, Mr. Udell was the Senior Vice President, Operations for the Global Operations Center (GOC). Mr. Udell has also served as Senior Vice President - Operations, Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for overseeing the operation of 55 hotels within the region. Over the last 32 years, Mr. Udell has held senior management positions in Hyatt properties in Bangkok, Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokyo. In 1992, he was appointed opening General Manager of Park Hyatt Tokyo and in 1996, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Mr. Udell is a 1982 graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, N.Y. He began his career with Hyatt as a Corporate Management Trainee at Hyatt Regency Singapore in 1982.