As part of Recode’s new “The Most Powerful People in Business” series, we’ve decided to take a closer look at some of the most powerful people in the hospitality industry, as well as their relationship to the world’s biggest economy.
These leaders all own a hotel, but unlike their competitors, they have more than just a financial stake in the industry.
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Kevin Johnson Kevin Johnson, CEO of Marriott International, was born in Houston, Texas and was raised in South Carolina.
He has been a partner in Marriott since 2001, and has led Marriott through some of its most tumultuous years.
In December 2015, Marriott announced that Johnson would step down as CEO to focus on his new position as chairman of Marriott Hotels & Resorts.
Bill Keller Keller, CEO at KBR, has a reputation as a man of action.
In 2003, he and his brother, Mark, formed a private equity firm, Blue Chip Partners.
The Keller brothers have been instrumental in helping to develop many of the biggest companies in the business, including Hilton Worldwide, Expedia, and Home Depot.
Keller has been instrumental for Marriott since 2003.
In 2015, he said that he believes the company is in a stronger position today than it was in 2004.
James A. Johnson, chief executive of KBR and president of the United States, has an extensive history in hotelier and hotel management.
He was born on May 14, 1946, in Philadelphia.
His father, Howard Johnson, was the chairman of the Hilton Worldwide company from 1949 to 1955.
His mother, Maud Johnson, had a successful career in business and philanthropy, and she was the first African American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 1984, he founded the Johnson Companies, which sold KBR to UnitedHealth Group.
In 2006, he was named the largest stockholder in Marriott International by the New York Stock Exchange.
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, CEO, Marriott International has an incredible track record of success.
In 2005, he created the Marriott Hotel Group, a private company that was part of Marriott Worldwide.
The Marriott Hotellings have been in business since 1955 and have sold more than 6,000 properties.
In 2018, he became the largest shareholder of the company by owning more than 20% of its outstanding stock.
In 2019, Marriott expanded into a hotel and dining service, which expanded to include the Grand Hyatt and now the Grand Luxe hotel in Washington, D.C. 5.
Daniel L. Dennett, CEO and founder of Marriott, was an investor in Microsoft in the early 2000s.
In the early years of Microsoft, Marriott acquired the rights to the Microsoft logo.
D. L. had previously been a vice president of Marriott.
In 2009, Dennett joined Marriott to run the company.
Paul Allen Paul Allen, who is the richest man in the world, was a successful entrepreneur who was once the co-founder of Intel and Microsoft.
He also was an entrepreneur in the hotel and resort business.
In 2002, he bought out Marriott HotELS in order to expand his own portfolio of hotels.
He started the company with his son, Allen, and is now CEO of the Darden Restaurants Group, which owns the iconic Red Lobster chain and has a stake in restaurants like New York’s Olive Garden and Sushi Palace.
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