Marriott International today announced the appointments of Carlton Ervin as Global Development Officer, International and Noah Silverman as Global Development Officer, U.S. & Canada.
These announcements follow the recent appointments of Anthony Capuano as Marriott's new CEO and Stephanie Linnartz as president.
As Global Development Officer, International, Mr. Ervin will oversee development in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as Asia Pacific, where he will focus on expanding Marriott's portfolio.
With 21 years of experience with the company, Ervin most recently served as director of development for Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he was responsible for leading Marriott's development efforts for all brands in the region. Mr. Ervin played a central role in the acquisition and European rollout of the AC by Marriott brand, the development of the Moxy brand in Europe and the integration of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts acquisition. Mr. Ervin began his career with the company as an attorney in Marriott's legal department supporting development in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA). In 2002, he became vice president in charge of development for the company's CALA region, before assuming the position of director of development for the CALA region in 2005. In 2008, Mr. Ervin was named Director of Development for Europe and in 2020, the Middle East and Africa were added to his portfolio. Mr. Ervin holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a dual degree in Economics and Political Science from Duke University.
In his role as Global Head of Development, U.S. and Canada, Mr. Silverman will be responsible for the development of all Marriott brands in the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Silverman most recently served as Chief Development Officer, U.S. & Canada Full Service Hotels, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development process in the U.S. and Canada for the company's luxury and upscale brands. With 24 years of experience in the company, Mr. Silverman was instrumental in the acquisition and subsequent growth of the Delta by Marriott Hotels and Gaylord Hotels brands, as well as the acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Silverman began his career at Marriott as a litigation attorney and then as a franchise attorney in the corporate legal department. Prior to his appointment as Chief Development Officer, U.S. & Canada Full Service Hotels in 2011, Mr. Silverman held several senior positions in asset management and finance, including Senior Vice President, Global Asset Management from 2010 to 2011, Senior Vice President, Development Asset Management from 2008 to 2010, and Senior Vice President, Project Finance from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Silverman received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his A.B. from Princeton University.
Noah and Carlton have been instrumental in driving Marriott’s rooms growth and incredibly strong development pipeline. Their proven track record positions them well to lead Global Development as we move forward. Their combined experience, strategic vision and relationships with the owner and franchisee communities around the world will help to advance the company’s growth strategy, including expansion into new and underserved markets.
Stephanie Linnartz, president of Marriott International