Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Marriott International, Inc.
Mr. Marriott was elected Executive Chairman effective March 31, 2012, having relinquished his position as Chief Executive Officer. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its predecessors since 1972. He continues to serve as Chairman of the Board, a position he has held since 1985. He joined Marriott Corporation in 1956, became President in 1964, Chief Executive Officer in 1972 and Chairman of the Board in 1985. He serves on the board of trustees of The J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation, is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and is a member of the National Business Council. He is the father of John W. Marriott III, the Vice Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Marriott has been a director of the Company and its predecessors since 1964.
As a result of his service as CEO of the Company for the past 40 years, Mr. Marriott brings to the Board extensive leadership experience with, and knowledge of, the Company's business and strategy as well as a historical perspective on the Company's growth and operations. Mr. Marriott's iconic status in the hospitality industry provides a unique advantage to the Company.
John W. Marriott III †
Vice Chairman of the Board, Marriott International, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer, JWM Family Enterprises, L.P.
Mr. Marriott is Chief Executive Officer of JWM Family Enterprises, L.P., a private partnership which develops and owns hotels. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors in October 2005. Until December 30, 2005, Mr. Marriott was the Company's Executive Vice President-Lodging and President of North American Lodging. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Marriott also served in a number of other positions with the Company and its predecessors, including Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Brand Management, and Operations Planning and Support, Senior Vice President for Marriott's Mid-Atlantic Region, Vice President of Development, Director of Finance, General Manager, Director of Food & Beverage, restaurant manager and cook. In April 2002, Mr. Marriott was named by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Japanese government to co-chair a special task force to promote travel between the United States and Japan. In January 2004, he was named one of the most influential executives by Business Travel News. Mr. Marriott serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Zoo and is a director of the board of the Washington Airport Task Force. He is the son of J.W. Marriott, Jr. Mr. Marriott has been a director of the Company since 2002.
Mr. Marriott provides the Board with extensive executive and operations experience with the Company, international experience that provides insight into countries in which the Company operates, and significant knowledge of the Company's industry given his ongoing role as a CEO in the lodging sector of the hospitality industry.
Mary K. Bush
Chairman Bush International, LLC
The Honorable Mary K. Bush has served as President of Bush International, LLC, an advisor to U.S. corporations and foreign governments on international capital markets, strategic business and economic matters, since 1991. She has held several Presidential appointments including the U.S. Government's representative on the IMF Board and Director of Sallie Mae. She also was head of the Federal Home Loan Bank System during the aftermath of the Savings and Loan crisis and was advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department. Earlier in her career, she managed global banking and corporate finance relationships at New York money center banks including Citibank, Banker's Trust, and Chase. In 2006, President Bush appointed her Chairman of the Congressionally chartered HELP Commission on reforming foreign aid. In 2007, she was appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury to the U.S. Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession. She is a member of the board of directors of Discover Financial Services, ManTech International Corporation, and the Pioneer Family of Mutual Funds. Ms. Bush also was a director of Briggs & Stratton, Inc. from 2004 to April 2009 and of United Airlines from 2006 to 2010. She serves on the Kennedy Center's Community Advisory Board and on the U.S. Advisory Board of the Global Leadership Foundation. Ms. Bush has been a director of the Company since May 2008.
Ms. Bush brings to the Board extensive financial and governmental affairs experience, her knowledge of corporate governance and financial oversight gained from her membership on the boards of other public companies, knowledge of public policy matters and her significant experience providing strategic advisory services in the political and international arenas.
Frederick A. "Fritz" Henderson
Chairman and CEO SunCoke Energy, Inc.
Frederick A. "Fritz" Henderson has been Chairman and CEO of SunCoke Energy, Inc., the largest U.S. independent producer of metallurgical coke for the steel industry, since December 2010. Since July 2012, he also has been Chairman and CEO of SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership, that manufactures metallurgical coke for the steel industry. He also served as a Senior Vice President of Sunoco, Inc., a petroleum refiner and chemicals manufacturer with interests in logistics, from September 2010 until the completion of SunCoke Energy, Inc's initial public offering and separation from Sunoco in July 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Henderson served as President and CEO of General Motors Corporation ("GM") from March 2009 until December 2009. He held a number of other senior management positions during his more than 25 years with GM, including President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2008 until March 2009, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Chairman of GM Europe, President of GM Asia Pacific and President of GM Latin America, Africa and Middle East, and served as a consultant for GM from February 2010 to until September 2010 before joining Sunoco. Mr. Henderson also served as a consultant for AlixPartners LLC, a business consulting firm, from March 2010 until August 2010. Mr. Henderson serves on the board of directors of Compuware Corporation and is a Trustee of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Mr. Henderson is a certified public accountant.
Mr. Henderson's significant accounting skills, experience in leading the initial public offering of a subsidiary of a public company, and expertise in large organization management and emerging markets, will make him a valuable member of the Board. Mr. Henderson was recommended to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee as a potential director candidate by the Chairman of that Committee, Lawrence W. Kellner. During his tenure as President and CEO of GM, that Company filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee does not believe that this proceeding is material to an evaluation of Mr. Henderson's ability to serve as a director.
Lawrence W. Kellner
President Emerald Creek Group, LLC
Mr. Kellner is President of Emerald Creek Group LLC, a private equity firm. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc., an international airline company, from December 2004 through December 2009. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Continental Airlines from March 2003 to December 2004, as President from May 2001 to March 2003 and was a member of Continental Airlines' board of directors from May 2001 to December 2009. Mr. Kellner serves on the board of directors for The Boeing Company and The Chubb Corporation. He is active in numerous community and civic organizations and currently serves on a number of boards including the Greater Houston Partnership, the Rice University Board of Trustees, the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and the board of directors for The Methodist Hospital. Mr. Kellner has been a director of the Company since 2002.
Mr. Kellner brings to the Board and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, of which he is Chairman, experience as CEO of one of the largest airline companies in the world with significant management, strategic and operational responsibilities in the travel and leisure industry. He also provides extensive knowledge in the fields of finance and accounting gained from his background as Chief Financial Officer at Continental and other companies.
Debra L. Lee
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer BET Networks
Ms. Lee is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks, a media and entertainment subsidiary of Viacom, Inc. that owns and operates BET Networks and several other ventures. She joined BET in 1986 and served in a number of executive posts before ascending to her present position in January 2006, including President and Chief Executive Officer from June 2005, President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to May 2005, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining BET, Ms. Lee was an attorney with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Steptoe & Johnson. She serves on the boards of directors of WGL Holdings, Inc., and Revlon, Inc. She also was a director of Eastman Kodak Company from 1999 to May 2011. She also serves on the board of a number of professional and civic organizations including The Grammy Foundation Board, Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council and a trustee of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. She also is a Trustee Emeritus at Brown University. Ms. Lee has been a director of the Company since 2004.
Ms. Lee provides our Board and our Committee for Excellence, which she chairs, with proven leadership and business experience as the CEO of a major media and entertainment company, extensive management and corporate governance experience gained from that role as well as from her membership on the boards of other public companies, her legal experience, and insights gained from her extensive involvement in civic, community and charitable activities.
Principal Muñoz Investment Banking Group, LLC
Mr. Muñoz has been a principal in the Washington, D.C.-based investment banking firm Muñoz Investment Banking Group, LLC since 2001. He has also been a partner in the Chicago-based law firm Tobin, Petkus & Muñoz LLC (now Tobin & Muñoz) since 2002. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Overseas Private Investment Corporation from 1997 to January 2001. Mr. Muñoz was Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department from 1993 until 1997. Mr. Muñoz is a certified public accountant and an attorney. He is a director of Altria Group, Inc. and Anixter International, Inc. He also serves on the board of trustees of the National Geographic Society. He was also a director of Esmark, Inc. from December 2006 to August 2008. Mr. Muñoz has been a director of the Company since 2002.
Mr. Muñoz's provides our Board and our Audit Committee, of which he is Chairman, with extensive knowledge in the fields of finance and accounting, his knowledge of investment banking, legal experience, corporate governance experience and audit oversight experience gained from his membership on the boards and audit committees of other public companies.
Harry J. Pearce
Chairman Nortel Networks Corporation
Mr. Pearce served as Chairman of Nortel Networks Corporation, a telecommunications company, from 2005 to 2009 and has served as Chairman of MDU Resources Group, Inc., an electronic and natural gas utility distribution company, since 2006. Mr. Pearce was a director of General Motors from 1996 to 2001 and served as Chairman of Hughes Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of General Motors, from May 2001 until the sale by General Motors of its interest in Hughes in December 2003. He had served on the Hughes Electronics Corporation board since 1992. Mr. Pearce was General Counsel of General Motors from 1987 to 1994 and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Society of Barristers. Mr. Pearce served as Chairman of the board of directors of The National Defense University Foundation. He also serves on the board of trustees of Northwestern University and The United States Air Force Academy Endowment. Mr. Pearce has been a director of the Company or its predecessors since 1995.
Mr. Pearce brings to the Board operating, business and management experience as Chairman of two major public companies, extensive management and corporate governance experience gained from those roles and membership on the boards of those and other public companies, and legal experience.
Steven S Reinemund
Dean of Business Wake Forest University
Mr. Reinemund has served as the Dean of Business and Professor of Leadership Strategy at Wake Forest University since July 2008. In 2007, Mr. Reinemund retired from PepsiCo, Inc. a multinational food and beverage company, where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until 2006 and Chairman until May 2007. He joined PepsiCo in 1984 and held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer Pizza Hut, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frito-Lay and President and Chief Operating Officer PepsiCo. He was a director of PepsiCo from 1996 until May 2007. He is a director of American Express Company, ExxonMobil Corp., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Mr. Reinemund was formerly a director of Johnson & Johnson from 2003 to 2008. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Cooper Clinic Institute. Mr. Reinemund has been a director of the Company since 2007.
As a result of his background as Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Reinemund brings to the Board and our Compensation Policy Committee, of which he is Chairman, demonstrated leadership capability and extensive knowledge of complex financial and operational issues facing large branded companies, as well as extensive management and corporate governance experience gained from that role and from membership on the boards of other public companies.
W. Mitt Romney
Former Republican Candidate for President of the United States
Governor Romney most recently was the Republican candidate for the office of President of the United States. He also was a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Before that, he served as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2003 through 2007. Prior to his time as Governor, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Gov. Romney started his career in business in 1978 as a Vice President of Bain & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1984, he left Bain & Company, Inc. to co-found a spin-off private equity investment company, Bain Capital, where he worked until 1998. Gov. Romney served as a director of the Company or its predecessors from 1993 through 2002 and again from January 2009 through January 2011. He rejoined the Board in December 2012. Gov. Romney was suggested to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee as a potential director candidate by the Chairman of the Board, J.W. Marriott, Jr.
Gov. Romney brings to our Board and our Finance Committee, his unique blend of management experience in both the corporate and government sectors, knowledge of public policy matters as a result of his service as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and financial services experience from his positions with Bain & Company and Bain Capital.
Lawrence M. Small
Former Secretary The Smithsonian Institution
Mr. Small is the former Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (the world's largest museum and research complex), a position he held from January 2000 to March 2007. Mr. Small previously had been President and Chief Operating Officer of Fannie Mae from 1991 to 2000. Before joining Fannie Mae, he served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the executive committee of the boards of directors of Citicorp and Citibank, where he worked for 27 years. He currently also serves as a director on the boards of The Chubb Corporation and New York City's Spanish Repertory Theatre Company. Mr. Small has been a director of the Company or its predecessors since 1995.
Mr. Small provides the Board with extensive management experience, which includes his former role as President and COO of a large financial services company, and his extensive management, finance and corporate governance experience gained from that role as well as from membership on the boards of other public companies.
Executive Vice President Global Communications and Public Affairs Officer
Kathleen Matthews is the chief communications and public affairs officer for Marriott International, the global hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland. She is responsible for the company's external and internal communications, including global brand and corporate public relations, corporate social responsibility and community engagement, diversity initiatives and government affairs. She also co-chairs Marriott's Executive Green Council.
A San Francisco native, Matthews is a 1975 honors graduate of Stanford University. Since 1980 she has been married to Chris Matthews, host of Hardball and The Chris Matthews Show; they live in Chevy Chase, Maryland and have three children, Michael, Thomas and Caroline. Matthews serves on the boards of several organizations, including U.S. Travel Association, Ford's Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Nantucket Film Festival and Nantucket Dreamland Theater.
For 25 years, she was a reporter and co-anchor of ABC 7 News (WJLA-TV), in Washington, D.C., on weeknights and also co-host of Capital Sunday. Matthews has been awarded nine local Emmys and has been honored as a "Woman Who Means Business" by the Washington Business Journal. In 2002, she was named Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine. Her further credits include the Edward R. Murrow award, the George Foster Peabody award, the David Brinkley award, Associated Press awards, and the Gracie Allen award from the American Women in Radio and Television. In December 2006, Kathleen Matthews left the news room to assume the position of Executive Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs at Marriott International.
President and Managing Director - Europe
Amy C. McPherson is President & Managing Director, Europe. She is responsible for the performance and growth of a new division that combines the United Kingdom, Ireland and Continental Europe. Ms. McPherson is also a corporate officer for Marriott International.
Ms. McPherson joined Marriott in 1986 and most recently served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. In this role, she was responsible for the company's global and field sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce, worldwide reservation sales and customer care, and sales channel strategy and analysis.
Other key positions held by Ms. McPherson include Senior Vice President of Business Transformation and Integration, and Vice President of Finance and Business Development.
In November 2005, Ms. McPherson was named one of the top "Women Who Mean Business" by the Washington Business Journal, honoring the region's most influential business women.
Prior to joining Marriott, she worked for Air Products & Chemicals in Allentown, Pa. Ms. McPherson is a graduate of James Madison University and holds a BBA degree in Business Management and Economics, as well as an MBA degree from the College of William & Mary.
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
David A. Rodriguez assumed the role of executive vice president global human resources for Marriott International in 2006. Mr. Rodriguez was appointed a corporate officer in 2000, and in 2004, to the board of directors' Committee for Excellence.
Mr. Rodriguez joined Marriott International and assumed the role of senior vice president - staffing & development in 1998. In 2003, he was appointed executive vice president human resources for Marriott Lodging. Prior to joining Marriott International, Mr. Rodriguez held various human resources-related positions at Citicorp (now Citigroup) and Avon Products.
Mr. Rodriguez graduated from New York University in 1980 with a bachelor of arts in psychology and in 1987 with a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology. He is on the Board of Directors for Human Resources Policy Association, and a member of Cowdrick Group, Personnel Roundtable, Advisory Council on Human Resources Management, Human Capital Leadership Council (Hewitt), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility.
Arne M. Sorenson
President and Chief Executive Officer Marriott International, Inc.
Mr. Sorenson became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on March 31, 2012. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since May 2009. Mr. Sorenson joined Marriott in 1996 as Senior Vice President of Business Development and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1998 and assumed the additional title of President, Continental European Lodging, in January 2003. Prior to joining Marriott, he was a Partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sorenson serves on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He also serves on the board of regents of Luther College. Mr. Sorenson was appointed to the Board of Directors in February 2011.
Mr. Sorenson brings to the Board extensive management experience with the Company, his prominent status in the hospitality industry and a wealth of knowledge in dealing with financial and accounting matters as a result of his prior service as the Company's Chief Financial Officer.
Anthony G. Capuano †
Robert J. McCarthy †
Kenneth R. Rehmann
David A. Rodriguez †
= Chairman of the Board
† = Executive officer as defined under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934