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Richard E. Marriott
Chairman of the Board
Biography PhotoRichard E. Marriott
Chairman of the Board


Mr. Marriott is our Chairman of the Board. He is Chairman of the Board of First Media Corporation and the former director and past chair of the Polynesian Cultural Center. He is the Chairman and a director of the J. Willard Marriott and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and a director of the Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation. Mr. Marriott also serves on the Federal City Council and the National Advisory Council of Brigham Young University. He previously served on the Board of Marriott In... 

W. Edward Walter
President, Chief Executive Officer
Biography PhotoW. Edward Walter
President, Chief Executive Officer


Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Walter, 56, is our President and Chief Executive Officer. He joined our Company in 1996 as Senior Vice President for Acquisitions, and was later named Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer before becoming our Chief Financial Officer in 2003. He became our President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2007. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Walter was a partner with Trammell Crow Residential Company and the President of Bailey Capital Corporati... 

Elizabeth  A. Abdoo
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Biography PhotoElizabeth  A. Abdoo
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Elizabeth A. Abdoo joined our company in June 2001 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and became Executive Vice President in February 2003. She was elected Secretary in August 2001. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Abdoo served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Orbital Sciences Corporation from 1996 to May 2001.

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Minaz  Abji
Executive Vice President, Asset Management
Biography PhotoMinaz  Abji
Executive Vice President, Asset Management


Minaz Abji joined our company in 2003 as Executive Vice President Asset Management. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Abji was President of Canadian Hotel Income Properties REIT, a Canadian REIT located in Vancouver, British Columbia where he began working in August 1998. Mr. Abji previously worked for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Canada (which purchased Westin) as area managing director from October 1994 to August 1998. He was a general manager for Westin from 1986 to August 1998.

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Joanne G. Hamilton
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Biography PhotoJoanne G. Hamilton
Executive Vice President, Human Resources


Joanne G. Hamilton joined our company as Executive Vice President, Human Resources in January 2010. Prior to joining our company, she was the Chief Human Resource Officer for Beers + Cutler, an accounting and consulting firm based in Vienna, Virginia from 2007 to 2010. Prior to joining Beers + Cutler, Ms. Hamilton served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Spirent PLC, a global telecommunications company, from 2002 to 2007. Prior to that time, Ms. Hamilton was Senior Vice Presiden... 
Gregory J. Larson
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Biography PhotoGregory J. Larson
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer


Gregory J. Larson joined our company in October 1993 as Senior Manager of Partnerships and was promoted to Director of Acquisitions in 1996. Mr. Larson joined the Treasury group as Vice President of Corporate Finance in 1998, assumed leadership of the Investor Relations department in 2000, was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2002, and was elected Treasurer in 2005. In 2007 Mr. Larson was selected to lead our corporate strategy and fund management business and elected to Executive Vice Pr... 

James F. Risoleo
Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Europe
Biography PhotoJames F. Risoleo
Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Europe


James F. Risoleo joined our company in 1996 as Senior Vice President for Acquisitions, and he was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer in 2000. Effective in 2012, he became managing director of the company’s European business activities and is responsible for acquisitions and dispositions for the company and our European Joint Venture. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Risoleo served as Vice President of Development for Interstate Hotels Corporation, then the nation'... 

Struan B. Robertson
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Biography PhotoStruan B. Robertson
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer


Struan B. Robertson joined our company in January 2013. From 1994 to 2012 he held various positions at Morgan Stanley most recently as co-head of global real estate investment banking. He is a founding member and former board member of the European Public Real Estate Association, a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, and a former advisor to the World Economic Forum for Real Estate.

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Brian G. Macnamara
Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller
Biography PhotoBrian G. Macnamara
Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller


Brian G. Macnamara joined our company in February 1996 and was promoted to Vice President, Assistant Corporate Controller in February 2007, and was elected Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller in September 2007. Prior to serving as Assistant Corporate Controller, Mr. Macnamara served as Vice President, Financial Reporting and Corporate Real Estate. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Macnamara worked at the Securities & Exchange Commission and Deloitte & Touche.

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