Stephen P. Weisz
Stephen P. (“Steve”) Weisz is chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. In 2018, Mr. Weisz led the strategic initiative to acquire ILG, Inc. The combined company has more than 100 resorts and over 660,000 Owners and Members in a diverse portfolio that includes seven vacation ownership brands. It also includes exchange networks and membership programs comprised of nearly 3,200 resorts in over 80 nations and nearly 1.8 million members, as well as management of approximately 160 other resorts and lodging properties.
Previously, Mr. Weisz served as president of Marriott Vacation Club International from December 1996 until the latter part of 2011 when Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation was established as a separate, public company from Marriott International, Inc., and he was appointed the president and chief executive officer of the new company. As president of Marriott Vacation Club International, he led the vacation ownership division and oversaw three brands under the Marriott Vacation Club International umbrella, including: Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Grand Residences by Marriott.
Prior to assuming his position as president of Marriott Vacation Club International, Mr. Weisz served as executive vice president of Lodging Brands and was responsible for developing growth and positioning strategies for all Marriott Lodging brands, which included Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites; Renaissance; Courtyard; Fairfield Inn; Springhill Suites; Residence Inn; TownePlace Suites and Marriott Conference Centers.
Mr. Weisz’s 48-year career includes 39 years with Marriott International where he held several key executive management positions as follows: senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites; regional vice president for the Mid-Atlantic Region; vice president of Revenue Management; senior vice president of Rooms Operations and Related Services and general manager, Bethesda Marriott in Maryland.
A graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration, he joined Marriott in 1972 as a front office trainee at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Va. Mr. Weisz returned to Cornell on a regular basis for 13 years as a faculty member and visiting lecturer. He is currently a member of and has served as a regional vice president of the Cornell Hotel Society.
In 2001, Mr. Weisz received an honorary doctoral degree in Business Administration in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University. He is a past member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the UCF Rosen School of Hospitality Management; a past board member of the Maryland Hotel/Motel Association; a member of the Board of Directors and Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Resort Development Association; past Chairman of the Board of Directors of InMoment; a past member of the Board of Directors of the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.; and is past Chairman of the Board of Governors of Children’s Miracle Network and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees.