Stephanie Linnartz is one of the most influential players in the travel, leisure, and lifestyle space, overseeing a wide range of critical business functions at Marriott, the world’s largest hospitality company with over one million rooms, 30 brands, and 675,000 employees in more than 122 countries. As Global Chief Commercial Officer, Stephanie oversees consumer interaction with some of the world’s most venerable brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, St. Regis® Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Sheraton®, W® Hotels Worldwide, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, Westin®, Renaissance® Hotels, and Le Méridien®.
Growing up in a hotel industry family, Stephanie started her career at Hilton Hotels Corporation. She joined Marriott in 1997 as a financial analyst, working her way up in a wide range of positions with increasing scope, and is now one of the company’s highest-ranking executives, responsible for all aspects of marketing, brand management, ecommerce, digital, sales, reservations, revenue management, information technology, and consumer insight functions worldwide. A penchant for technology and trends drives her passion for predicting and managing against important shifts and disruptors in the dynamic travel industry.
Named one of the world’s most influential marketing executives by Forbes, Stephanie has a unique perspective on consumer sentiment and spending across the globe. She has been a speaker at the World Economic Forum and is a sought-after conference panelist. Her professional ascent has been covered by multiple media outlets, including FORTUNE, where she also contributes commentary for the magazine’s popular ‘Most Powerful Women’ series. Additional bylined thought-leadership pieces can be found on Overheard@Marriott.
Stephanie is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, holds an MBA from William & Mary, and has completed additional graduate studies at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Development. She remains involved in academic circles through guest lectures and commence- ment addresses. An active member of the Marriott Board of Director’s Committee for Excellence and the company Diversity and Inclusion and Green Councils, she also serves on the board of Fair Chance, a non-profit focused on transforming the lives of children living in poverty. Stephanie travels the world extensively, is an avid runner, and resides in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two children.