Bill Marriott, Jr. with Kathi Ann Brown

J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., became executive chairman of Marriott International, Inc., in 2012 after being the company’s chief executive for 40 years. He is an American business icon who has successfully created a multi-billion dollar global hotel company. He divides his time between the Washington, D.C., area and New Hampshire with his wife, Donna. They have four children, 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Kathi Ann Brown is the founder and president of Milestones Historical Consultants, based in Charlottesville, Va. She is the author of a dozen business, organization and industry histories.

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