KONTOOR BRANDS PRESIDENT & CEO SCOTT BAXTER NAMED 2020 AND 2021 WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP HONORARY CHAIRMAN
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Kontoor Brands President and CEO Scott Baxter will serve as the 2020 and 2021 Wyndham Championship honorary chairman, the tournament announced today. The 81st annual Wyndham Championship, which will determine the $10 Million Wyndham Rewards Top 10, is set for Aug. 4-9, 2020.
As the honorary chairman, Baxter will promote the Wyndham Championship and enhance corporate partnerships while also serving as an ambassador for the PGA TOUR event, which provides important economic and charitable benefits for the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. In the past decade, as the Wyndham Championship has continued to evolve, the honorary chairman has led the charge to promote regionalism through the PGA TOUR event.
“I am honored to accept the role of Wyndham Championship Honorary Chairman,” said Scott Baxter, President and CEO, Kontoor Brands. “As one of Greensboro’s most prominent and engaging sporting events, the Wyndham Championship is a catalyst for economic growth for our community and the Triad region. I look forward to working with the tournament’s proven leadership team to ensure a successful and world-class event in the city we call home.”
Baxter is President and CEO of Kontoor Brands, a global lifestyle apparel company with two of the world’s most iconic consumer brands: Wrangler® and Lee®. He has more than three decades of experience in retail, operations, marketing, merchandising, sales and manufacturing. Prior to being named Kontoor Brands CEO in August 2018, Baxter was Group President, Americas West, for VF Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing brands such as The North Face® and Vans®. Prior to joining VF, Baxter held a series of leadership roles with The Home Depot Company, Edward Don & Company, Nestle and PepsiCo.
“Having Scott on our team as the honorary chairman for our 2020 and 2021 tournaments is great news for the Wyndham Championship,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “Scott is an incredibly dynamic leader, and we look forward to his leadership, advice and counsel during his term and beyond. Scott has three decades of experience in building brands and marketing products, and we will benefit from his experience and insights. We are thrilled that he accepted our invitation to join the Wyndham Championship team.”
About Wrangler® & Lee®:
Wrangler® and Lee® helped create the denim category and continue to define modern culture today. With 200 years of combined heritage, these two powerhouse brands are poised to generate long-term global growth through industry innovations, trend-setting design and a commitment to doing the right thing. Wrangler ® and Lee® are available in retail stores worldwide, including brand flagship stores, department stores, mass-market retailers, specialty shops and online. For more information on Wrangler® and Lee®, visit Wrangler.com and Lee.com.
About Kontoor Brands:
Kontoor Brands, Inc. (NYSE: KTB) is a global lifestyle apparel company with a portfolio led by two of the world’s most iconic consumer brands: Wrangler® and Lee®. Kontoor designs, manufactures and distributes superior high-quality products that look good and fit right, giving people around the world the freedom and confidence to express themselves. Kontoor Brands is a purpose-led organization focused on leveraging its global platform, strategic sourcing model and best-in-class supply chain to drive brand growth and deliver long-term value for its stakeholders. For more information about Kontoor Brands, please visit www.KontoorBrands.com.
About the Wyndham Championship:
Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Rewards and presenting sponsor BB&T for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com and the tournament’s social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.
About Wyndham Rewards:
Recently named the number one hotel rewards program by readers of USA TODAY, Wyndham Rewards® is the world’s most generous rewards program with more than 30,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Designed for the everyday traveler, members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay and may redeem points for a wide-range of rewards, including free nights at approximately 9,200 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through partnership with Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND) and others. Wyndham Rewards has over 77 million enrolled members around the globe. Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com. You’ve earned this.®
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company, with approximately 9,200 hotels across more than 80 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 817,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, La Quinta®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection®, and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services, with more than 400 properties under management. The Company’s award- winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers over 77 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Wyndham Destinations:
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND) believes in putting the world on vacation. As the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers. The company’s global presence in 110 countries means more vacation choices for its four million members and owner families, with 220 resorts that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model – including vacation club brands CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham – 4,300+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange, and 10,000 rental properties from coast to coast through Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business. Year after year, a worldwide team of 25,000 associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime. At Wyndham Destinations, our world is your destination. Learn more at wyndhamdestinations.com.
Contact:Rob Goodman, Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations