Arne Sorenson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc., the largest hotel company in the world with over 6,000 properties in more than 120 countries. Sorenson became the third CEO in the company’s history in 2012. Prior to that, he served as Marriott’s President and Chief Operating Officer. He has held a number of positions since joining Marriott in 1996 including Chief Financial Officer and President of Continental European Lodging. He was elected to Marriott’s Board of Directors in 2011. Additionally, Sorenson served as Vice Chair of the President’s Export Council. He is the immediate past Board Chair for Brand USA and continues as a member of the board. Other affiliations include Chair, U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable; member of the Luther College Board of Regents; Stewardship Board of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Mobility; and member of the Board of Trustees for The Brookings Institution. Prior to joining Marriott, Sorenson was a partner with the law firm Latham & Watkins in Washington, DC.