Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a vacation ownership company and member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, has named James Savina as executive vice president and general counsel for Wyndham Destinations. Wyndham Destinations is the vacation ownership, exchange, and rental business that will be created as one of two independent, publicly traded companies to be established upon the planned separation of Wyndham Worldwide.

Savina will become a member of the Wyndham Destinations executive leadership team. In his capacity as general counsel, he will oversee all aspects of the company's legal services. Savina will also serve as corporate secretary and chief ethics and compliance officer for the company.

Prior to joining Wyndham Destinations, Savina served as general counsel and corporate secretary at The Kraft Heinz Company, where he played a central role in the merger of Kraft Foods Group and H. J. Heinz Company and led the combined company's legal department. Previously, Savina served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel, and chief compliance officer for Kraft Foods Group.

His prior experience includes serving as executive director, global legal investigations and legal operations for Avon Products; senior counsel and director of claims and legal administration for Energy Future Holdings; and an associate for Jones Day.