Marriott’s Capuano adds president title

The board of directors of Marriott International has named current CEO Anthony (Tony) Capuano, as president/CEO effective Feb. 24.

As previously announced, Marriott’s current president, Stephanie Linnartz, will be stepping down to become CEO of Under Armour.

Capuano and Linnartz were named to their respective titles in February 2021 following the unexpected passing of Arne Sorenson.

Capuano began his Marriott career in 1995 as part of the market planning and feasibility team. Between 1997 and 2005, he led Marriott’s full-service development efforts in the Western U.S. & Canada. From 2005-2008, he served as SVP of full-service development for North America. In 2008, his responsibilities expanded to include all of U.S. & Canada and the Caribbean and Latin America, and he became EVP/global chief development officer in 2009.

Capuano began his professional career in Laventhol and Horwath’s Boston-based Leisure Time Advisory Group. He then joined Kenneth Leventhal and Company’s hospitality consulting group in Los Angeles.