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John W. Marriott III to Deliver Madden Lecture at Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … John W. Marriott III, CEO of JWM Family Enterprises, L.P., will deliver the fall Madden lecture at Le Moyne College on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel. The title of his talk is “Entrepreneurship: Risks, Rewards, and Realities.”

John W. Marriott III developed and owns 16 hotels managed by Marriott International. He has served as a director of Marriott International since 2002 and is currently vice chairman of the board of Marriott International.

Over the past 30 years, Marriott has worked in a number of positions within Marriott International. In his most recent positions, he was president of North American lodging, executive vice president of sales and marketing, brand management, and operations planning and support. Other positions included senior vice president for Marriott's mid-Atlantic region, vice president of development, director of finance, general manager, director of food and beverage, restaurant manager and cook.

In April 2002, Marriott was named by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Japanese government to co-chair a special taskforce to promote business travel between the United States and Japan. In January 2004, he was named one of the most influential executives by Business Travel News.

Additionally, John Marriott is a director on the board of TessArae, LLC, a private genetic testing and bioinformatics company, which he helped launch in 2006. He has served as a director on the board of the National Zoo since 2006 and is currently chairman of the board; and he has served on the board of the Washington Airports Task Force since 1993.

Marriott holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Madden Institute for Business Education. For more information, call (315) 445-4785.

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posted on: 10/8/2010