David J. Grissen
Group President, Marriott International, Inc.
Director since 2013
•Nominating and Corporate Governance, Chair
•Joined Marriott International, Inc., a global operator of hotels and related lodging facilities, in 1986 with his most recent role being Group President, Americas since 2020
•Various positions at Marriott including Group President; Group President, Americas; President, Americas; Executive Vice President of the Eastern Region; Senior Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region and Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Development
•Announced plans to retire from Marriott in the first quarter of 2021 after 36 years with the company
SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
•Leadership experience with a complex organization that includes franchised, managed and owned operations
•Building marketing platforms with multiple portfolio brands
•Acquisitions and integration
BA, Michigan State University
MBA, Loyola University Chicago
David implemented the 4 Disciplines of Execution because he saw how employees understanding how their day-to-day activities relate to the company’s overall business results made them feel they were all working towards a common goal and they make a difference and have a voice.
David, a long-time runner, served as Vice Chairman of Back On My Feet, a non-profit whose mission is helping the homeless via a structured running program.
OTHER PUBLIC BOARDS
•Good Times Restaurants Inc. (2005 – 2010)
2019: 98.4% | 2018: 98.3% | 2017: 99.0% | 2016: 89.0% | 2015: 89.3% | 2014: 99.5% | 2013: 98.1%