Cara Whitley was named global chief marketing officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC in 2015. She leads the marketing, advertising and digital media efforts for the franchise of approximately 13,000 independently owned and operated offices and more than 146,000 independent sales professionals in 83 countries and territories worldwide. Whitley comes to the brand with extensive experience in leading marketing teams in a global and multi-cultural environment. She has an extensive background in consumer marketing, franchise systems, digital and social media, brand management, advertising and promotions and more. Under her leadership as CMO, the company unveiled a historic rebrand and new visual identity in 2018. Prior to joining CENTURY 21, she served as chief marketing officer of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings in Lake Tahoe, California. She also served as a vice president for some of the world’s largest multinational corporations including American Express, Epsilon and Hilton Hotels Corporation.