Marriott International, Inc. reports that Former Gov. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for U.S. president, has rejoined the board of directors. Gov. Romney served previously on the Marriott International board from 1993 to 2002, when he left the board en route to being elected governor of Massachusetts, and from January 2009 to January 2011, when he resigned prior to his campaign for the U.S. presidency.
“We are delighted that Gov. Romney has agreed to rejoin our board, on which he has served with distinction twice before," J.W. Marriott, Jr., the company’s executive chairman, said. "We will benefit from his tremendous energy and capability to guide long-term success in an increasingly complex business environment."
Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s president and chief executive officer, said, “Gov. Romney has proven to be an astute, independent director who is fluent in the demands and opportunities of our highly competitive industry. We are fortunate to have him back on our board.”
In a statement Gov. Romney said, “It is an honor 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."