Marriott International’s board of directors has appointed Anthony “Tony” Capuano as the company’s new CEO. Capuano, who also has joined the board effective immediately, previously was group president, global development, design and operations services. The board of directors also announced that Stephanie Linnartz, previously group president, consumer operations, technology and emerging businesses, has been appointed president, effective immediately. The appointments follow the unexpected death of Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson on 15 February.
In early February, Sorenson and the board tapped Capuano and Linnartz to share the responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Marriott’s business units and corporate functions while Sorenson focused on his health. Upon his death, Marriott announced that they would continue in those capacities as well as continuing in their own roles until the board named new leadership.
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