Ron Harrison serves as Global Design Officer for Marriott’s Global Design, responsible for overseeing company architectural and interior design, construction management, and procurement related services for all acquisition, conversion, renovation and new construction projects. Mr. Harrison, who joined Marriott International in 1982, leads multiple teams within A&C, working with full service, extended stay and select service Marriott products, both domestically and internationally.
Prior to his role as Global Design Officer, Mr. Harrison served as Senior Vice President of the Full Service Domestic Design and Project Management Program for A&C, responsible for the design and construction of new hotel products and concepts, conversions of existing lodging products to Marriott, JW, Renaissance, Edition, and Autograph brands. He also was responsible for ongoing renovations of existing full service properties throughout the domestic United States and Canada.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Harrison served as the President of Marriott Lodging, Canada, leading the operations of all Marriott hotels and resorts throughout Canada. He also served as Regional Vice President of Renaissance Hotels, and spent several years at Marriott Headquarters serving as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, and later Vice President of Worldwide Reservations. His hotel operational experience includes serving as General Manager at the flagship JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, as well as in general manager positions at various hotels in the United States.
Mr. Harrison holds an MBA from the University of Washington, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.