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Marriott Appoints Ty Breland as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Marriott has appointed Ty Breland as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective end-October 2021.

A 17-year Marriott veteran, Ty has held a number of senior roles with the company spanning corporate and continent responsibilities. Since 2016, he has served as Global HR Officer for Talent Development & Organizational Capability with executive oversight for talent management, including leadership development, organizational capability and change management.

Ty Breland. Click to enlarge.

Ty also oversees The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, including its business strategy and sales efforts, and serves as the senior Human Resources leader for the companys Global Development, Design & Operations Services disciplines.

Hospitality is all about people, and Ty has the expertise, the background and the passion to continue to strengthen Marriotts people first culture as we grow our footprint globally, said Capuano. He is widely respected across the company for his visionary leadership, problem-solving skills, and humility. Ty and I both see human resources as critical in creating business value and I know that he will bring an innovative approach to Marriotts HR practice around the world. Ive known Ty and worked closely with him for a number of years, and Im delighted to welcome him to my leadership team.

Ty joined Marriott in 2004 as a member of the companys Talent Management and Analytics group and over the next 11 years held a variety of senior Human Resources leadership positions.

He worked as the companys Global HR Integration Officer, responsible for the Human Resources integration for Marriotts merger with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. As a part of that effort, Ty developed and launched the companys digital learning platform, which has become instrumental in providing learning experiences that enable professional and personal development to the companys global workforce.

From 2011 to 2015, he served as Regional Vice President of Human Resources for the Eastern Region of the U.S. Prior to that, he was responsible for HR support for multiple global disciplines including Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management.

Ty helped launch Marriotts Emerging Leaders Program, a signature initiative aimed at accelerating diversity and inclusion efforts within the executive and general manager ranks. He also was responsible for initiating the companys Workforce Innovation effort, which provided a blueprint for reshaping frontline roles at the companys portfolio of properties worldwide.

Prior to joining Marriott, Ty worked for the Human Resources Research Organization as a research consultant. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech, where he is a board member for the Virginia Tech Hospitality Business School.

Ty will succeed David Rodriguez who will step down from the role at the end of October and retire at the end of 2021, after a distinguished 23-year career with the company.

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