Marriott Directors Named Most Influential Black Corporate Directors
Global Hotelier Marriott International, Inc.’s Board Members Mary K. Bush and Debra L. Lee Named Two Of Savoy Magazine’s 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors
by Heather Cassell
“We are proud and inspired by the achievements of Ms. Bush and Ms. Lee and look forward to sharing that inspiration with the readers of Savoy Magazine,” says Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriott International. “Embracing diversity is what drives our company’s success; this recognition highlights our commitment to an inclusive culture for all our people.”
Both women are powerhouses as leaders of large corporations and holding seats on boards of major companies, according to Marriott’s July 18 news release.
Mary is the chairwoman and founder of Bush International, LLC and the senior managing director at Brock Capital Group, LLC. She is also on the board of directors of Discover Financial Services, Mantech International, and T. Rowe Price.
Debra is currently the chairwoman and CEO of BET Networks and a member of the board of WGL Holdings Company. In the past, she has served on the boards of directors of a number of companies and organizations, including Revlon, Eastman Kodak, and the National Cable Television Association.
Savoy Magazine is a cultural magazine for the African-American community that strives to showcase and drive positive dialogue on African-American culture. The magazine names the “Most Influential Black Corporate Directors” based on examining the spheres of influence including: corporate sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community outreach and recognition.
Neither Debra or Mary commented to the media regarding receiving the honor.
Marriott has been known for its campaigns creating a diverse and inclusive workplace as well as welcoming travelers from a variety of communities within recent years.
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