Veterans are ordinary men and women who chose to do something extraordinary with their lives—to sacrifice their time and talent for the good of their country.
Veterans and Marriott share similar values: loyalty, respect, integrity, dedication. It’s a common thread that makes veterans a perfect fit for our company. We have a long history of hiring America’s heroes, giving them a place they can use their strong leadership and service skills.
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to join with our President and CEO Arne Sorenson and our Chief HR Officer David Rodriguez to host a “Mix and Mingle” session to celebrate Marriott International Headquarters veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day 2016. We had a chance to personally thank them for their service and dedication both to this country and to our company.
It is my privilege and honor, not only to have served in the military myself, but to work alongside so many courageous men and women who served and continue to serve. I hope you’ll join me in saluting our military members this Veteran’s Day and always.
I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.