Anthony Capuano is President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc. In his role, Mr. Capuano presides over the world’s largest hospitality company and some of the most iconic brands in travel. Marriott has nearly 8,600 properties in 139 countries and territories across more than 30 brands.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2021, Mr. Capuano was Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services, where he led the strategic unit growth of all of Marriott’s brands while overseeing the global design team, as well as Marriott’s global operating standards and protocols for thousands of properties around the world. Mr. Capuano was also responsible for oversight of the EDITION Hotels, a unique concept in the luxury lifestyle hotel space conceived by hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott.
Mr. Capuano joined Marriott in 1995 and was instrumental in its steady growth over the years, which included the 2016 acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. He began his Marriott career as part of the Market Planning and Feasibility team, where he helped the company assess the overall economic viability of new and existing properties, balancing the company’s interests with the needs of hotel owners and developers, investors, lenders and operators.
That role prepared him to lead Marriott’s development efforts in the Western United States and Canada for its full-service hotel brands. Later, his responsibilities expanded to include North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. In 2009, Mr. Capuano assumed global development responsibility.
Mr. Capuano is an active member of the Cornell Hotel Society, The Cornell School of Hotel Administration Dean’s Advisory Board, as well as the Business Roundtable and the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s IREFAC Council. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for McDonald's Corporation and Save Venice, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice, Italy.
Mr. Capuano earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Hotel Administration.
Erika Alexander is the Chief Global Officer, Global Operations, for Marriott International, Inc. As the executive responsible for the hotel operations discipline globally, she and her organization focus on elevating the guest experience, enhancing hotel operating models and supporting growth.
Areas under Ms. Alexander’s leadership shape the hotel experience and include global quality, rooms, food and beverage, meetings and events, sustainability, supplier diversity, procurement, program and brand operations, and system and platform support in the United States & Canada.
Ms. Alexander started her Marriott career more than 30 years ago in direct sales. From there, she has served as a general manager in select- and full-service properties, Regional Vice President of Select Brands, Area Vice President Americas-Eastern Region, Chief Lodging Services Officer, Americas, and has held brand leadership roles within the extended stay segment.
Ms. Alexander has been named an International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellow and has been recognized by the Atlanta Business League as one of the Top 100 Influential Women in Atlanta. She is also a past recipient of Marriott’s Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer Award.
She currently serves on the La-Z-Boy Board of Directors and on the Board of CollegeTracks, a Maryland organization that empowers first-generation-to-college students to thrive. Ms. Alexander has also served on several Atlanta-area non-profit boards, including Leadership Atlanta, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, The Ron Clark Academy, and the executive committee for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Alexander holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from George Mason University.
Satya Anand holds the position of President, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) for Marriott International, Inc. and is accountable for developing and managing the company's hotel portfolio in EMEA, which comprises nearly 1,100 properties across 26 brands in 76 countries and territories.
Mr. Anand began his career with Marriott in 1988 and most recently served as Chief Operations Officer, Luxury & Southern Europe and Global Design EMEA. In that role he was responsible for the overall operations of the luxury portfolio in Europe, the complete portfolio of brands in Southern Europe, and the Global Design team. Prior to this, Mr. Anand was Europe’s Chief Financial Officer and held Area Vice President roles for Western and Central Europe, as well as various Cluster General Manager, operations and finance positions both on and above property.
Mr. Anand holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bangalore’s MES College of Commerce and completed his Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management from the Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management in Semmering, Austria.
Liam Brown is Group President, United States & Canada, responsible for the development and management of Marriott International, Inc.'s lodging portfolio in the United States & Canada, which comprises 26 brands and more than 5,900 properties. This includes responsibilities for global operations, sales and marketing, revenue management, human resources, engineering, rooms operations, luxury operations, food and beverage, retail, spa, information technology, and development.
Mr. Brown began his career with Marriott in 1989. He served in multiple General Manager and regional positions across Marriott’s brand portfolio. He then held several corporate positions including VP of Franchising for Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites, SVP for the Fairfield Inn brand, SVP and EVP of Development for Marriott’s Select Service & Extended Stay lodging products, Chief Operations Officer, The Americas for Select Service & Extended Stay Lodging and Owner & Franchise Services, and President for Franchising, Owner Services and MxM Select Brands, North America. In 2019, Mr. Brown moved to London to serve as President & Managing Director, Europe; soon after, the Middle East and Africa were added to his responsibilities.
Mr. Brown currently serves on the American Hotel and Lodging Association Executive Committee.
He has a Hotel Diploma Business Degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Trinity College. He completed his MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Management at the University of Maryland.
Jackie Burka McConagha
Jackie Burka McConagha is Senior Vice President, Investor Relations for Marriott International, Inc. In this role she serves as the chief liaison between Marriott and Wall Street and is responsible for communicating Marriott’s strategy, business initiatives and financial progress to shareholders and the investor community.
Ms. McConagha joined Marriott in 2019 from Discovery, Inc., where she had most recently been Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. At Discovery, she worked on numerous key strategic initiatives, including the July 2017 announcement of the transformative $15 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks.
Prior to Discovery, Ms. McConagha worked at Sanford C. Bernstein and Merrill Lynch as a sector specialist covering the media, cable and internet sectors. Before that she worked in high yield investment banking at Merrill Lynch and in corporate private equity for Harvard Private Capital, the private equity arm of the Harvard Endowment Fund.
Ms. McConagha earned her AB in Economics from Princeton University and received her MBA from Columbia Business School, where she graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with honors.
Tina Edmundson is President, Luxury at Marriott International, Inc. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Marriott’s strategy as it pertains to the company’s unmatched portfolio of luxury brands including The Ritz-Carlton, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, EDITION, The Luxury Collection, JW Marriott and W Hotels worldwide. In this position, she is defining the future of luxury travel, ensuring that Marriott’s luxury brands portfolio sets the bar when it comes to the unique, transformative, and culturally immersive experiences that today’s global travelers desire.
Ms. Edmundson joined the company in 2008. In her previous role as Global Brand & Marketing Officer, Ms. Edmundson oversaw the development and execution of all aspects of the company’s global brand and marketing strategy, ensuring that a broad portfolio of diverse hotel brands, in addition to the innovative Marriott Bonvoy® travel platform, remained distinct and relevant.
Prior to joining Marriott International, Ms. Edmundson served in numerous leadership roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, including as Senior Vice President of Brand Operations for Starwood’s Luxury and Lifestyle Division.
Ms. Edmundson shares her knowledge and expertise through numerous Board appointments, including the Marriott International Luxury Brand Council, Bulgari Hotels JV, Condé Nast Traveler Advisory Board, and Amazon Customer Advisory Board.
She is a graduate of the University of Bombay, India, and earned her MBA in Hotel & Restaurant Administration from the Conrad N. Hilton School at the University of Houston.
Carlton Ervin, Global Development Officer, International for Marriott International, Inc. oversees hotel unit growth across more than 135 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Mr. Ervin’s Global Development Officer role is preceded by a career that includes playing a pivotal role in the acquisition and European rollout of AC Hotels, the acquisition and development of the fast-growing Moxy Hotels brand, and the European integration of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide development function.
He began his career with the company in 2000 as an attorney in Marriott’s Law Department focused on supporting development in the Caribbean & Latin America (CALA). He then became a Vice President in Development focused on the company’s CALA region, before taking on the leadership role for Development in CALA. In 2009, Mr. Ervin was appointed to the role of Chief Development Officer, Europe, and in 2020, the Middle East and Africa were added to his portfolio.
Prior to joining Marriott, he was an associate in the corporate banking division of Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett, having previously worked for law firms in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Mr. Ervin graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a dual BA in Economics and Political Science and cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Timothy Grisius is the Global Officer, M&A, Business Development, and Real Estate for Marriott International. He is globally responsible for mergers & acquisitions, real estate investments, mixed use development, branded residential operations, cruise, and timeshare.
Mr. Grisius started his Marriott International career in 1996 working in corporate finance. He then worked with Marriott Vacation Club’s finance group as a member of the Executive Committee. He later joined Marriott’s Project Finance team, where he was responsible for raising capital for development deals as well as selling company owned properties. Mr. Grisius transitioned to Lodging Development in 2006. While in Development, he has been responsible for developing numerous company owned properties under various Marriott brands, growing the branded residential portfolio to the largest in the industry, leading the spin-off of Marriott Vacation Club, launching the Ritz- Carlton Yacht Collection, and leading the development of Marriott’s new global corporate headquarters. He became the Global Real Estate Officer when Marriott acquired Starwood Hotels in 2016, and global M&A and Business Development were added to his responsibilities in 2021.
Tim began his professional career with KPMG as a CPA.
Tim earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University and his MBA from Cornell University.
Brian King is the President, Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region for Marriott International, Inc. and is responsible for strategy development, revenue growth, unit expansion, operations, and financial performance of close to 500 Marriott International hotels across 21 brands in 37 countries.
Mr. King assumed his current role in January 2021 and leads the region’s business priorities to achieve shareholder value by focusing on associate talent development, customer engagement, and owner preference, and by prioritizing processes that elevate brand experiences with exceptional operational excellence.
He previously held a wide variety of roles that encompassed, Brand Management, Digital, Distribution, Global Sales, Customer Engagement Centers, Revenue Strategy, and Planning and Services.
Mr. King is a distinguished speaker and panelist at many industry conferences and summits and has been a featured contributor for USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time. He was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in the meetings industry by Successful Meetings and is a 2018 recipient of Fortune Partners Top Service Award for his leadership in customer recognition management. He is also a board member of Immigration Equality whose mission helps provide free legal support for asylum seekers.
In 2023 he led Marriott International’s entry into the affordable midscale segment with the acquisition of the City Express Brand portfolio, launching the company’s 31st brand and growing Marriott to be the largest hotel company in the CALA region. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. He has completed executive education courses at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the School of Hotel Management at Cornell University.
Yibing Mao is President, Greater China for Marriott International, Inc. She is responsible for the strategic growth and overall operations of the company's hotel portfolio in the region, which comprises 500 properties across 24 brands in 139 cities.
Ms. Mao joined Marriott in 1996. Prior to this role she was the Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Asia Pacific. In this role, she managed a large legal team across seven offices in Asia that was responsible for more than 700 properties in the region and was actively involved in all aspects of the business, including development, operations, asset management and owner/franchise relations. Ms. Mao previously oversaw the Department of Asset Management, Financial Analysis and Partnership Relations. In that role, she fostered and managed Marriott’s relationship with real estate developers across Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Marriott, Ms. Mao held positions at law firms in both the United States and Hong Kong, including McGuireWoods LLP, Slaughter and May and Milbank LLP. From 2021 to February 2023, she was a member of the Board of Directors on the Compensation Committee and Compliance Committee of Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
Ms. Mao is a strong advocate for women's empowerment. She currently serves on the Leadership Council Member of Duke Women’s Impact Network to support the civil right and social action work, which helps building a robust, multigenerational pipeline of women seeking deeper engagement and leadership.
She received a Bachelor of Laws from Jilin University. Ms. Mao subsequently graduated from the Master of Law program at Peking University. She then earned a JD degree from Duke University School of Law.
Rajeev Menon is President, Asia Pacific excluding China (APEC) for Marriott International, Inc. He is responsible for the overall business performance and development of the company across 22 countries and territories in the APEC region with more than 530 properties across 23 brands.
Before being promoted to his current role, Mr. Menon served as the Chief Operating Officer for APEC. Under his leadership, Marriott was recognized as one of the top performing International hotel companies in APEC and has received numerous awards, including the best employer award for several years. Previously, he served as Area Vice President for South Asia, as well as Pakistan, Malaysia, and Australia during various periods of his assignment.
Mr. Menon joined Marriott in 2001 as General Manager of the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel and Convention Center and Marriott Executive Apartments, Mumbai. He later served as the General Manager of Sydney Harbour Marriott and Country General Manager for Australia.
Before joining Marriott, Mr. Menon served in management positions with the ITC Welcomgroup Sheraton Hotels in India, Stamford Hotels & Resorts and Radisson Hotels & Resorts in Australia.
He has been recognized over the years through numerous awards including Young General Manager of the Year in 2003 by the Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association, GM of the Year by Marriott International and Hall of Fame Award in 2017 for his contribution to the hotel industry in India.
Mr. Menon holds the position of Vice Chair on the Tourism Committee and is a member of the Board of the US/ASEAN Business Council. He is also a member of the Board of the Singapore Hotel Association and previously held the position of Deputy Chairman of the NSW Accommodation Division on the Board of Australian Hotels Association.
He completed his education in Hotel Management in New Delhi and completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Leeny Oberg became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Marriott International, Inc. in 2016 and, in February 2023, was additionally designated as Executive Vice President, Development, tasked with the strategic growth of the company’s lodging brands.
Previously, Ms. Oberg served as the Chief Financial Officer for The Ritz-Carlton, where she contributed significantly to the brand’s performance, growth, and organizational effectiveness. Prior to assuming that role, Ms. Oberg served in a range of financial leadership positions with Marriott, including Senior Vice President, Corporate and Development Finance and Senior Vice President, International Project Finance and Asset Management for Europe and the Middle East and Africa. Ms. Oberg first joined Marriott as part of its Investor Relations group in 1999.
Before joining Marriott, Ms. Oberg held a variety of financial leadership positions with such organizations as Sodexo (previously Sodexo Marriott Services), Sallie Mae, Goldman Sachs, and Chase Manhattan Bank.
Ms. Oberg is an active member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s IREFAC Council, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors of Adobe Inc.
She earned her BS in Commerce, with concentrations in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce and received her MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Drew Pinto is the Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue & Technology Officer for Marriott International, Inc., leading global sales and support channels, revenue management, digital and information technology strategy for the company. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring Marriott’s global demand and technology platforms are innovative, powerful, and scalable for the company’s customers, associates and future growth.
Since joining the company in 2004, Mr. Pinto has held various leadership roles focused on developing strategies that drive results, transforming organizations, and building meaningful relationships with customers and partners. In his prior position as Global Officer, Global Sales, Distribution, and Revenue Management, he was responsible for leading a team of over 6,000 associates dedicated to driving revenue growth and enabling customer success across Marriott’s sales channels.
Prior to joining Marriott, Mr. Pinto worked at Accenture, where he developed turnaround strategies for major retail clients. Early in his career, he served as a special assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mr. Pinto is active in the industry and serves on advisory boards for the American Hotel & Lodging Association and several new ventures.
He earned a BA from Yale University and his MBA from The University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Peggy Roe is Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Marriott International, Inc., overseeing the development and execution of all aspects of Marriott’s global consumer strategy. In this role, she is focused on maximizing customer engagement with the company’s more than 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories and award-winning Marriott Bonvoy® loyalty program, bringing together the global brand, marketing, and design strategies, along with data, insights, and personalization to enhance the customer experience.
Since joining Marriott in 2003, Ms. Roe has held various leadership roles focused on growth and innovation. In her prior role as Global Officer, Customer Experience, Loyalty, and New Ventures, she was focused on increasing member enrollment and engagement with the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of travel offerings, including new businesses such as Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, and Marriott Boutiques, an online retail store.
Ms. Roe was previously the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for adapting Marriott brands and growing the Marriott Bonvoy member base, particularly in China, one of the largest travel markets for the company. During this time, she oversaw the sales and marketing integration of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in Asia Pacific and helped lead Marriott’s joint venture with Alibaba, creating a new marketplace to reach Chinese customers. Prior to this role, she led Global Brand strategies, including the redesign of TownePlace Suites and spa concept development for JW Marriott.
Prior to joining Marriott, Ms. Roe worked for GE Capital, Amazon.com, and Homestead.com in Silicon Valley.
She is passionate about education and supporting the development of women. She co-founded the Marriott Women in Leadership initiative in Asia Pacific in 2014 and is a board member of the Hong Kong chapter of the Asian University for Women. She previously served on the Board Committee for Advancement at Hong Kong International School and currently leads the Women’s Associate Resource Group at Marriott.
Ms. Roe is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She sits on the Board of Directors for Simon Property Group.
Noah Silverman is Global Development Officer, United States & Canada for Marriott International, Inc. He is responsible for the development of all Marriott brands in the region.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Silverman served as Chief Development Officer, United States & Canada Full Service Hotels, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development process in the United States and Canada for the company’s luxury and premium brands. He has held a number of leadership roles in asset management and finance, including Senior Vice President, Global Asset Management, Senior Vice President, Development Asset Management, Senior Vice President, Project Finance, and Vice President, Global Asset Management. Mr. Silverman joined Marriott in July 1997 as an attorney in the Marriott Law Department.
Prior to joining Marriott, Mr. Silverman was an associate with the law firm of Covington & Burling.
Mr. Silverman is Program Chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Hospitality Investment Roundtable, a member of the Executive Planning Committee of the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, a member of the Advisory Board of the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, and a past member of the Urban Land Institute’s Hotel Development Council.
He holds an AB from Princeton University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.