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Marriott International Appoints Maruiel Perkins-Chavis Vice President, Diversity and Workforce Effectiveness

Marriott International Appoints Maruiel Perkins-Chavis Vice President, Diversity and Workforce Effectiveness

Maruiel Perkins-Chavis has been named Vice President of Diversity and Workforce Effectiveness for Marriott International . She has held several human resources positions, most recently serving as Marriott's Senior Director, Leadership Talent Management and Diversity, where she was instrumental in the design of the Women and Minority Leadership Talent Development Inventory and Leadership Development Workshops.

Perkins-Chavis joined Marriott International in 1990 in the Corporate EEO/AA department where she was promoted to Director, Equal Opportunity and Program Development.

In her new position, Perkins-Chavis will continue to report to Steve Bauman, who leads the Talent Management & Workforce Effectiveness department in Human Resources and will also report to David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President, Lodging Human Resources on diversity. She will be responsible for corporate-wide diversity talent initiatives in support of Project Excel and the Committee of Excellence.

"Diversity is such an important part of Marriott's business success," said Maruiel Perkins-Chavis. "As the leader in diversity initiatives in the hospitality industry, Marriott continually strives to grow relationships with its diverse group of employees, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders. Marriott recognizes that diversity relations is a big part of its growth."

Prior to working for Marriott, Perkins-Chavis worked in a variety of human resources positions for BDM Corporation and Amtrak.

Perkins-Chavis has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Towson State University and a master's degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from American University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the Corporate Women's Network and the Black Human Resources Network Group.

Marriott International is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., has approximately 128,000 employees, and was ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE(R) magazine. For more information, visit .


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/CONTACT: CONTACT: Tom Marder of Marriott International, +1-301-380-2553, orAndrea Koehler of Burrell, +1-312-297-9777

CO: Marriott International
ST: District of Columbia

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