BETHESDA, MD. (WJZ) — Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott, has died after a battle with pancreatic most cancers. He was 62.
Marriott, primarily based in Bethesda, introduced in Could 2019 the CEO’s most cancers analysis.
Gov. Larry Hogan launched a press release on Sorenson’s passing earlier Tuesday:
“Arne Sorenson was a real visionary who did super issues for Marriott and the State of Maryland. In 2019, I had the honour of awarding Arne with the Governor’s Worldwide Management Award for all of his work and contributions to the neighborhood. It was solely weeks later after we realized that he had been recognized with pancreatic most cancers. At the same time as he fought this battle all through 2020, Arne agreed to be a part of our Maryland Coronavirus Restoration Activity Power, the place he was characteristically beneficiant along with his time and perception about safely reopening our state.
Arne was such an unimaginable man, and I used to be fortunate sufficient to name him a pal. On behalf of all Marylanders, the First Girl and I prolong our deepest condolences to the Sorenson household, and to all the Marriott group.”
Simply earlier this month, Marriott introduced Sorenson would briefly cut back his schedule to permit him to have extra demanding remedy for the most cancers.
He grew to become the corporate’s third CEO in 2012, and Marriott stated he was “tireless” in driving the corporate’s progress, together with
Two veteran Marriott executives had been tapped to tackle his tasks when he stepped again earlier in February- Stephanie Linnartz, Group President, Shopper Operations, Expertise and Rising Companies, and Tony Capuano, Group President, International Improvement, Design and Operations Providers.
Marriott stated they may proceed their duties till a brand new CEO is appointed within the subsequent two weeks.