David J. Grissen
Group President, The Americas
Marriott International, Inc.
David J. Grissen is Group President, The Americas for Marriott International, Inc. Mr. Grissen’s specific responsibilities include the financial management and leadership of all of the Americas’ Lodging operations comprising more than 3,200 hotels and a work force of 100,000 associates. This includes responsibilities for sales and marketing, revenue management, human resources, engineering, rooms operations, food and beverage, retail, spa, information resources and development.
Prior to his current position, he served as President, Americas; Executive Vice President of the Eastern Region; Senior Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region and Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Development.
Mr. Grissen is chair of the Americas’ Hotel Development Committee and a member of the Lodging Strategy Group and Corporate Growth Committee. He is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Back on My Feet, an organization that helps individuals experiencing homelessness.
Mr. Grissen holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago.