Marriott International's Board of Directors today announced the elections of David Marriott, President, U.S. Full Service Managed by Marriott at Marriott International, and Horacio Rozanski, President and Managing Director at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. as directors of the company, effective March 15, 2021. Mr. Marriott and Mr. Rozanski will also be included in the slate of nominees for election at Marriott's next annual meeting of stockholders in 2021.
The elections of Mr. Marriott and Mr. Rozanski bring the number of board members to 13, nine of whom are independent. Last May, the company announced that in consultation with its board of directors, Mr. J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr - who currently serves as executive chairman and chairman of the board - plans to transition to the role of chairman emeritus in 2022. With David Marriott joining the board of directors and in anticipation of becoming chairman of the board in 2022, he will officially step down as president, U.S. Full Service Managed by Marriott, at the end of April.
We are pleased to welcome David and Horacio to the Board of Directors. They both bring decades of experience and a wealth of knowledge in key areas that will be a tremendous resource for the company as we focus on the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bill Marriott, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International
David Marriott joined Marriott International in 1999 and has held a number of operational roles during his tenure with the company. As president, U.S. Full Service Managed by Marriott, Marriott was responsible for overseeing more than 330 hotels operating under 14 brands in 34 states and French Polynesia. In this role, he oversaw hotel operations, human resources, sales and marketing, finance, market strategy, IT resources, and development and feasibility. Previously, Marriott served as Chief Operations Officer - The Americas Eastern Region from 2010 to 2018, where he was responsible for hotel operations in 23 states. During that time, he also oversaw the U.S. integration efforts of Marriott's acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Previous positions with the company include vice president of market, where he was responsible for hotel operations in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Baltimore, and senior vice president of global sales, where he helped lead a complete transformation of Marriott's U.S. sales organization. Mr. Marriott is a graduate of the University of Utah. He is currently chairman of the board of trustees of St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. and a member of the board of directors of the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation.
Like me, David grew up in the hospitality business. While having Marriott as his last name opened the first door for him, he has proven throughout his 21 years with the company that he is a disciplined operator, a thoughtful collaborator with our owners and franchisees, and a passionate steward of our culture. The Board will benefit from his experience and insights.
As CEO of Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Mr. Rozanski oversaw the strategic transformation of the company, a leader in integrating advanced technologies to solve the most complex problems faced by government clients and Fortune 500 companies, by investing in innovation and highly skilled talent. Mr. Rozanski played a central role in the 2008 separation of the firm's core government and commercial businesses into two separate companies, Booz Allen Hamilton's IPO in 2010, and its expansion into international and commercial markets in 2011. He developed and led the execution of a business strategy that has supported the firm's role as an industry leader over the past decade. Mr. Rozanski joined Booz Allen in 1992 as a consultant to commercial clients, was elected Vice President in 1999, and served as Chief of Staff, Chief Strategy and Talent Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer before becoming CEO. He is a member of the company's Board of Directors. Born and raised in Argentina, Mr. Rozanski came to the United States to attend college. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is chairman of the board of Children's National Medical Center and a member of the board of directors of CARE.
Horacio’s established track record in innovation, technology, talent management and international expansion makes him a terrific addition to our Board. His perspective and experience will be invaluable to the company as we continue to grow our global footprint, advance our technology transformation and realize the opportunity in emerging businesses. We look forward to his guidance and counsel as an independent director of the company.
Anthony Capuano, CEO of Marriott International
With today's additions, Marriott's 13 board members are:
- J.W. Marriott, Jr, executive chairman and president, Marriott International, Inc.
- Anthony G. Capuano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.
- Deborah Marriott Harrison, Global Cultural Ambassador Emeritus, Marriott International, Inc.
- Frederick A. Henderson, former President and CEO, SunCoke Energy, Inc.
- Eric Hippeau, Managing Partner, Lerer Hippeau
- Lawrence W. Kellner, President, Emerald Creek, Group, LLC, Lead Director, Marriott International, Inc.
- Debra L. Lee, Former President and CEO, BET Networks
- Aylwin B. Lewis, former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Potbelly Corporation
- David S. Marriott, President, U.S. Full Service Managed by Marriott, Marriott International, Inc.
- Margaret M. McCarthy, former Executive Vice President, CVS Health Corporation
- George Muñoz, Principal, Muñoz Investment Banking Group, LLC
- Horacio D. Rozanski, President and CEO, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
- Susan C. Schwab, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland and former U.S. Trade Representative