Former Marriott International President Named Head of Laguna Strategic Advisors

IRVINE, Calif.—Ed Fuller, recently retired President of Marriott International, has been named President of Laguna Strategic Advisors LLC., the Irvine, California-based global consulting company. The appointment was effective July 30.

“Ed is an extremely well-known and respected business figure on the global stage and we are very pleased to have him lead our organization,” said Buck Laird, Managing Director of Laguna Strategic Advisors, in an announcement.

Spanning four decades, Fuller’s career at Marriott resulted in his leading the company’s growth outside the continental United States from 16 hotels to over 550 in 72 countries creating $8 billion in sales.

“Ed will help grow Laguna Strategic Advisors’ consortium of independent global business consultants committed to delivering client solutions in stakeholder leadership, risk management, organizational development, resort destination management and other business sectors,” said Laird.


In addition to his work with Laguna Strategic Advisors, Fuller will serve as an adjunct professor at the Paul Merage Graduate School of Business at the University of California Irvine and as a visiting professor at Boston University. He continues his involvement with numerous business, educational and charity boards globally.

His many honors include the International Hotel Investment Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2012) in Berlin, the China Hotel Investment Summit Lifetime Achievement Award (2008), and the Hotel Investment Forum’s India Aatithya Award (2010) in India. He is a Commissioner of Travel & Tourism, State of California.

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