J.W. Marriott, Jr. is Chairman of Marriott International, Inc., one of the world’s largest lodging companies. His leadership spans more than 50 years, and he has taken Marriott from a family restaurant business to a global lodging company with nearly 4,000 properties in over 70 countries and territories. Known throughout the industry for his hands-on management style, Mr. Marriott has built a highly regarded culture that emphasizes the importance of Marriott’s people and recognizes the value they bring to the organization. Today, approximately 325,000 people wearing Marriott International name badges are serving guests in Marriott managed and franchised properties throughout the world. Marriott International is also well known as a great place to work and for its commitment to diversity, social responsibility and community engagement. It has consistently be one of Fortune’s lists most admired companies, best places to work and top companies for minorities.