In a move to put the next generation customer front and center, Marriott International has appointed Stephanie Linnartz as its chief marketing and commercial officer. With 18 brands and 3,800 hotels in 74 countries, this new global position bundles all of the company’s consumer-focused disciplines for the first time, including brand management, marketing, eCommerce, sales, revenue management, and consumer insight. Linnartz reports to Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer, and Robert McCarthy, chief operations officer.
“In her 16 years with Marriott, Stephanie has risen steadily through the sales and marketing organization, where she expanded the company’s global sales team and played a significant role in building our profitability and growth,” said Sorenson. “Stephanie’s focus in this new leadership position includes attracting next generation travelers, distinguishing our brands and portfolio, putting us at the forefront of technology, building preference among owners and franchisees and continuing our global expansion.”
Linnartz joined Marriott International in 1997 and most recently served as the company’s global officer, sales and revenue management. The span of her career with Marriott also includes global sales, marketing planning, revenue management, business development, and finance.