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 Marriott' Board of Directors Approves
Six New Executive Appointments 
February 9, 2004 - Marriott International, Inc. today announced that its board of directors has approved the following executive appointments:

Pamela G. Murray has been named executive vice president and general manager, enterprise accounting services, and a corporate officer. Murray will continue to play a significant role in the leadership of major process improvement projects to streamline Marriott's financial systems and reporting. Murray joined Marriott in 1980 as a staff accountant in corporate finance. Since then, she has held several finance positions, including director of internal reporting, division controller for Residence Inn, vice president of corporate accounting, and senior vice president for lodging financial reporting. Murray most recently was senior vice president, Marriott Business Services, in Knoxville, Tenn., which manages accounting and other finance functions for many of the company's hotels and business units. Murray was instrumental in the business's launch. She reports to Kevin Kimball, executive vice president, business finance, and Carl Berquist, executive vice president, financial information and enterprise risk management.

Paul Foskey has been named executive vice president, international development, and a corporate officer. Based in Hong Kong, Foskey is responsible for hotel development efforts for all of Marriott International's brands (except Ramada International) in the Asia/Pacific Region, as well as overall management of the  company's Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo development offices. Under his leadership, the company has completed transactions that will add hotels in a number of strategic locations over the next five years, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Foskey, who reports to James M. Sullivan, executive vice president, lodging development, joined Marriott in 1998 and opened Marriott's development office in Beijing. Relocating to Hong Kong in 1999, he was named senior vice president, international lodging development, in 2001.

Bruce Wolff has been named executive vice president, sales and marketing programs, and a corporate officer. Wolff is responsible for assisting with the strategic direction and integration of global sales, marketing and e-commerce. He will work closely with Roger Dow, senior vice president of global sales, and Rita Cuddihy, senior vice president of marketing, to help fully leverage and maximize our sales and marketing efforts at all levels of the organization. With Wolff's new responsibilities, worldwide reservations will now be added to the role of Amy McPherson, senior vice president, global revenue management and reservation sales. McPhersonwill focus on creating additional synergy between revenue management and reservations sales activities to improve speed to market and drive revenue. She will also be responsible for leading revenue management and pricing, and developing the company's worldwide reservations sales and channel strategy. 

Wolff, Dow, Cuddihy and McPherson will all continue to report to John Marriott, executive vice president, lodging.

Joel M. Eisemann has been named executive vice president, global asset management. Eisemann has focused on aligning and leading our efforts to maintain and enhance the stability and value of long-term operating agreements on a worldwide basis. These agreements are among Marriott International's primary assets, as they govern the use of each of the company's brands and the management of hotel properties owned by third parties. Eisemann and his team work across the organization with a variety of departments to ensure that strategies and efforts are coordinated and aligned with the needs of multiple stakeholders. Prior to joining global finance, Eisemann was senior vice president, lodging development, Asia/Pacific. A corporate officer, he reports to Kevin Kimball, executive vice president, business finance.

M. Lester Pulse, Jr. has been named executive vice president, corporate tax, reporting to Carl Berquist, executive vice president, financial information and enterprise risk management. A corporate officer, he is responsible for the company's federal, state and international tax functions. Under Pulse's leadership, the tax department has created value through sophisticated international and domestic tax planning and has become an integrated part of all of Marriott's transactions. Joining Marriott as managing tax director, Pulse was named vice president in 1986 and senior vice president of corporate tax in 1991. He began his career in 1976 as a staff accountant with Peat, Marwick and Mitchell in Jacksonville, Fla. He left that firm in 1978 to serve as a tax manager with the Charter Company, and rejoined Peat, Marwick and Mitchell a year later as a senior manager in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, where he was named a partner in 1984.

Steven M. Goldman, senior vice president and associate general counsel, has been named a corporate officer,  reporting to Joseph Ryan, executive vice president and general counsel. With the significant growth of Marriott's franchise business over the past several years, Goldman has considerably broadened and enhanced our company's franchise legal expertise, developed effective systems and procedures for his team and clients,and successfully managed and directed legal and administrative matters for Marriott's franchise business. Goldman earned his B.A. cum laude in 1982 from the University of Vermont and his J.D. cum laude in 1985 from the University of Georgia School of Law. Governing committee members of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising recently elected Goldman chair of the Forum on Franchising for 2003-2005.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,600 lodging properties across 14 lodging and 4 timeshare brands in the United States and 68 other countries and territories. 

Tom Marder
Marriott International, Inc.

Also See: Marriott Leverages Distribution Capabilities; Makes Inventory of Hotel Rooms Available to and / February 2004
Marriott Appoints Four to Senior Positions; Linda Bartlett, Carl T. Berquist, Rita Cuddihy and Nancy C. Lee / November 2002

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