Arne M. Sorenson, President & CEO, Marriott International, Inc. Featured Panelist at “The CEO’s” Luncheon presented by Nationwide

Arne M. Sorenson, President & CEO, Marriott International, Inc. Featured Panelist at “The CEO’s” Luncheon presented by Nationwide

The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) and Prospanica® are pleased to announce Arne M. Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc., as a featured panelist at “The CEO’s” Luncheon presented by Nationwide at the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Moderated by Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, “The CEO’s” Luncheon panel of Fortune 500 business leaders is a dynamic discussion on the Power of Performance and the necessity of Next-Level Leadership to enable significant results. This session is designed to encourage and guide our conference attendees into taking steps to increase their performance to move to the next level.

The Conference will convene in Philadelphia, PA, September 26 – 30, 2017, and will include the Career Expo, as well as general programming and workshops specifically designed to address topics important to diverse graduate students and business executives.

This year’s Conference theme “The Power of Performance: Leadership At The Next Level,” will offer a myriad of opportunities designed to increase access to careers in management, educate and build entrepreneurs, sharpen and enhance leadership skills, and help attendees secure career opportunities. Programming will feature some of the industry’s top executives and thought leaders offering keynote addresses, moderated panels and interactive workshops that will explore a variety of topics including International Business, Technology and Digital Innovation, and Dynamic Leadership.

For more information about registration and information for the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® and Prospanica®, visit:

About Arne M. Sorenson

Arne M. Sorenson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc., the largest lodging company in the world. Following Marriott’s September 2016 acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the company includes over 6,000 properties across 30 brands in more than 120 countries and territories. In fiscal year 2015, Marriott reported revenues of more than $14 billion.

Mr. Sorenson joined Marriott in 1996. He became the third CEO in the company’s history in 2012 – and the first without the Marriott surname. Prior to that, he served as Marriott’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Sorenson chairs Marriott’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council. The Council, along with the Marriott Board of Directors’ Committee for Excellence, monitors and evaluates Marriott’s strategy to promote a diverse workforce, as well as ownership, customer and vendor communities around the world.

About National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®)

NBMBAA® is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) professional member-based organization which leads in the creation of educational and career opportunities for black professionals. Representing more than 9,800 members within 45 professional chapters, 33 Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT®) chapters, and 300+ corporate and university partners, the organization is dedicated to developing partnerships that create intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community through its five channels of engagement: career, education, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle. For more information, visit

About Prospanica®

Prospanica®, is the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Hispanics to reach their full educational, economic, and social potential. Founded in 1988 as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), Prospanica® is The Association of Hispanic Professionals with more than 46 Professional and University Chapters across the U.S. and Puerto Rico dedicated to help professionals, graduate and undergraduate business students, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 partners build on connections and career development to fortify the Hispanic workforce. For more information, visit  

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