Marriott puts in place interim management structure due to President and CEO Arne Sorenson cancer treatment.
Marriott International announced that president and CEO Arne Sorenson will be temporarily reducing his schedule to facilitate cancer treatment. In May 2019, the company announced that Arne Sorenson, 62, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was beginning treatment.
Arne Sorenson will remain Marriott’s president and CEO and a member of the board of directors. He is expected to step back from full-time oversight of the company for several months. Arne Sorenson has chosen two Marriott executives to share the responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Marriott’s business units and corporate functions during this period.
Stephanie Linnartz, Group President, Consumer Operations, Technology and Emerging Businesses, will oversee the company’s International lodging division, as well as Legal, Human Resources and Communications & Public Affairs. Tony Capuano, Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services, will oversee the company’s U.S. and Canada lodging division and Finance. Stephanie Linnartz and Tony Capuano are long-time members of the Marriott leadership team, having joined the company in 1997 and 1995, respectively.