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Group Vice President, Legal at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc
Susan L Crane is group vice president, legal – intellectual property, brands and marketing at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc, where she heads the IP practice. Wyndham is the world’s largest hotel franchise company and operates a portfolio of 19 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Microtel by Wyndham®, La Quinta®, Wingate by Wyndham®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Ms Crane advises the company on all aspects of trademark, copyright, domain name, social media and patent issues, as well as counselling on marketing and advertising issues. She has been with Wyndham and its predecessors, Cendant Corporation and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, since 2000.
Ms Crane is an active member of INTA, where she is a past member of the board of directors and was a recipient of the 2016 Volunteer Service Award for pro bono service by an individual. In 2016 she also received the Pro Bono Partnership New Jersey Volunteer of the Year Award.
Ms Crane was previously director of intellectual property at Golden Books Family Entertainment, Inc (1998) and an associate in the New York offices of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP (1999) and Fish & Neave (1992-1998).
Ms Crane obtained her JD from Columbia University School of Law and a BA in comparative literature from Columbia College.