BETHESDA, Md. — Long-time Marriott International executive Stephanie Linnartz has decided to leave the company, effective February 24, 2023. Linnartz has been appointed president and Chief Executive Officer of Under Armour.
“It is with very mixed emotions that I share the news that Stephanie Linnartz, a 25-year veteran of Marriott, has decided to step down as president,” says Anthony Capuano, Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International. “On the one hand, I am excited for this next chapter in Stephanie’s career. On the other, I am saddened by the departure of such an incredible executive. Beyond the collaborative relationship that Stephanie and I enjoy in our roles, we are good friends, having rooted for each other for more than two decades as we grew in our careers at Marriott and in our lives outside the company. I admire so much about Stephanie – she has this great combination of grit, grace, and humanity – qualities that make her an exceptional leader. To say she will be missed is an understatement – but she will always be part of our Marriott family.”
As president of Marriott since 2021, Linnartz has led all aspects of the company’s global consumer strategy, including brand, marketing, sales, revenue management, customer engagement, digital, information technology, emerging businesses and loyalty. She also oversees Marriott’s global-development organization, which is responsible for the strategic growth of the company’s 30 lodging brands, as well as the global design and operations services functions. In addition, she has developed a world-class team and spearheaded the company’s progress on issues including the intersection of technology and hospitality, the continued growth of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty platform, the excellence of Marriott’s brand portfolio, and environmental sustainability.
“It has been one of the most significant and best experiences of my life to build a career at Marriott,” says Linnartz. “I will always be grateful for the opportunities I had to play a role in the company’s growth and industry leadership. I am thankful for the support and friendship of Mr. Marriott, Arne Sorenson, David Marriott and Tony Capuano through the years. While I may not be walking the halls of Marriott every day, I will still be a Marriott Bonvoy member and a loyalist to our incredible portfolio of brands.”