Pete Sears was selected Group President – Americas for Hyatt Hotels Corporation in September 2014. Mr. Sears is responsible for the growth and successful operation of Hyatt’s portfolio in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to his current role, he was the Senior Vice President, Operations for Asia Pacific. Mr. Sears began his career with Hyatt as a corporate trainee at Hyatt Regency San Antonio in 1987, and went on to hold numerous positions of increasing operational responsibility. These positions included serving as general manager of five full service hotels in North America at properties located in San Francisco, Orange County, and Lake Tahoe. In 2006, he became Senior Vice President of Field Operations for the Central Region, and in 2009, became Senior Vice President, Operations for North America.