David J. Grissen
Former 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 until his retirement in 2021
•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%