President at Marriott International
Stephanie Linnartz was named President in February of 2021. Previously, Linnartz was group president, consumer operations, technology and emerging businesses. In that role, Linnartz was responsible for brand, marketing, sales, revenue management, customer engagement, digital, information technology, emerging businesses and loyalty strategies. Linnartz played a pivotal role during Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, overseeing the integration of business-critical systems including reservations, property management, revenue management and loyalty. In 2019, under her leadership, the company combined the Marriott and Starwood loyalty programs to create the new Bonvoy program, which currently has more than 147 million global members. In her new role as President, Linnartz is responsible for developing and executing all aspects of the company’s global consumer strategy, including brand, marketing, sales, revenue management, customer engagement, digital, information technology, emerging businesses and loyalty strategies. In addition, Linnartz oversees Marriott’s global development organization, which is responsible for the strategic growth of the company’s 30 lodging brands, as well as the global design and operations services functions. Linnartz also spearheads the company’s progress on issues including the intersection of technology and hospitality, the continued growth of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty platform, the brand portfolio and environmental sustainability. Linnartz, who began her Marriott career in 1997, served as global chief commercial officer from 2013 to 2019; global officer, sales and revenue management from 2009 to 2013; SVP, global sales from 2008 to 2009; SVP, sales and marketing planning and support from 2005 to 2008; and before that, various roles in Marriott’s finance and business development department. She currently serves on the board of directors of The Home Depot. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the College of the Holy Cross, where she is a member of the board of trustees, and earned her master of business administration from the College of William and Mary.