Marriott CEO Sorenson to Reduce Schedule to Allow for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

By Paul Riegler on 2 February 2021
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Marriott International said Friday that its chief executive officer, Arne Sorenson, would reduce his work schedule as he begins “more demanding” treatment for pancreatic cancer.

“Mr. Sorenson, who will remain Marriott’s president and CEO, is expected to step back from full-time oversight of the company for several months,” the hotelier said.

Sorenson, who is 62, first revealed his diagnosis in May 2019.

“The right thing to do for me, my family and the company is to focus on my health,” he said in a statement, adding that he plans “to return full-time after the conclusion of my treatments.”

During the period he is undergoing treatment, two Marriott executives, Stephanie Linnartz, the group president for consumer operations, and Tony Capuano, the group president for global development, will stand in. Linnartz will oversee the company’s international division, while Capuano will be responsible for the U.S. and Canadian division as well as for finance.

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