Rena Hozore Reiss

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Rena Hozore Reiss is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Marriott International, Inc. In that role, she leads a global legal team with offices worldwide supporting all facets of Marriott’s business and oversees support of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Board committees. She shares joint oversight of Marriott’s Chief Information Security Officer with Marriott’s Chief Information and Digital Officer.

Ms. Reiss previously held several positions in the Marriott Law Department from 2000 until 2010, including leading the Marriott International legal team supporting the Company’s hotel, resort and residential development efforts in the Americas region and leading the legal team supporting the Global Asset Management function.

From 2010 until her return to Marriott in 2017, Ms. Reiss was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where she led Hyatt’s global legal team, provided primary support to Hyatt’s Board of Directors, and oversaw Hyatt’s risk management team and corporate transactions group.

Prior to joining Marriott in 2000, Ms. Reiss was a partner at Counts & Kanne, Chartered, in Washington, D.C., served as an Associate General Counsel for the Miami Herald Publishing Company, and practiced law at the law firm of Thomson Muraro Razook & Hart in Miami.

Ms. Reiss represents Marriott on the Board of the American Hotel Lodging Association (AHLA) and serves on the AHLA Audit & Investment Committee. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and the Legal Services Corporation Leaders Council. Ms. Reiss is a member of The Association of General Counsel, an invitation-only organization made up of the chief legal officers of major U.S. corporations. She serves on the Georgetown Law Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit Advisory Board, the DE&I Advisory Board of the ACC National Capital Region, and the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee. Ms. Reiss was recognized by the National Law Journal with the GC Impact Award in 2022, as a Legend in Law in 2019 by the Burton Awards and was named to the GC Powerlist: United States 2019, and Women Inc.’s Top Women Corporate Counsel.

Ms. Reiss is admitted to the Bar in Florida and the District of Columbia. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her law degree from Harvard Law School. She and her husband, a journalist, reside in Bethesda and have two adult children.