Am the Vice-Chairman of Marriott International Inc. i have held this post since May 2009. I received BA from University of Notre Dame and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1972. i joined the Marriott hotel company in 1974, was elected Corporate Controller in 1979, and a company Vice President in 1982. In 1986, i became Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Marriott Corporation. i was elected Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Marriott Corporation in April 1988. In February 1992, i was elected President of the Marriott Service Group. Between March 1997 and April 2009, i served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Marriott International, before taking up my current position as Vice-Chairman.
i am on board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame, the Suburban Hospital Foundation, the Wolf Trap Foundation of the Performing Arts, Washington Mutual Investor Fund, board of directors and the NCAA Leadership Advisory Board. i have been a director of Marriott International, or its predecessors, since 1997, and am currently serving a term expiring at the 2008 annual meeting of shareholders.I am a member of the Board of Directors of our general partner. I was the Vice Chairman of Marriott International, Inc. until my retirement in March 2011. Prior to becoming Vice Chairman of Marriott, i served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Marriott from 1997 until 2009. i joined Marriott in 1972 and has held various positions, including Corporate Controller, Corporate Vice President, Senior Vice President-Finance, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, and President of Marriott Service Group. Prior to joining Marriott, i worked at Arthur Andersen & Co. am the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation, serves on the Board of Trustees of three funds in the American Family of mutual funds, and i am a former director of Marriott International, Inc. from March 1997 through February 2011. i graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received an M.B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis. i also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame and the Board of Directors of the United Negro College Fund.