Marriott International has announced that executive vice president and global chief human resources officer David Rodriguez will step down from his role at the end of October and retire at the end of 2021.
It revealed Rodriguez began his career at Marriott in 1998 as a HR senior vice president where he played a “key role” in fueling Marriott’s international expansion.
In 2003, Rodriguex was appointed executive vice president with responsibility for corporate HR as well as for the human resources function for North America Lodging.
According to the firm, Rodriguez was named global chief HR officer in 2006 leading Marriott’s global talent strategy and was “instrumental” in co-founding Marriott’s board of directors’ inclusion and social impact committee.
Under Rodriguez’s leadership, Marriott is the only hotel company to be named to Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work For list every year since its inception in 1998 and the first to be ranked number one by DiversityInc.
Marriott revealed HR executive Ty Breland will succeed Rodriguez.
Breland has served as global HR officer for talent development and organisational capability where he had executive oversight for talent management.
Anthony Capuano, CEO of Marriott International, said: “David’s impact on Marriott, our business, our associates and our culture, has been significant. He has partnered with our company’s leaders to take Marriott to new heights, always with a focus on the heart of our business, our people.
“David will be sorely missed, but his work will live on in Marriott’s people first policies and practices, and the genuine care that exists among our associates across the world.”