Mitt Back At The Marriott
Published on Dec 5 2012 2:35 PM in Hotel
Mitt Romney has rejoined the board of directors for Marriott hotels, weeks after losing out to Barack Obama in the race for the US Presidency. The decision to re-enter the world of corporate management comes as little surprise, as Romney made his name in venture capitalism, and he has a very strong family connection to the Marriotts. The hotel chain was started by J.W. Marriott, a fellow Mormon who was very close with Mitt's father George. Mitt served on the board of the company from 1993 to 2002 when he resigned to serve as governor of Massachusetts.He rejoined the board in 2009 and resigned again in January 2011 as the campaign heated up with the seemingly-unending process of Republican primaries. “It is an honour to once again be able to serve in the company of leaders like Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson and to support the work of the tens of thousands of Marriott associates who make Marriott International the renowned success that it is,” said Romney after returning to his role.