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