Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) today announced that Teri Merritt was named regional director of international field marketing for Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Africa. Ms. Merritt will report to Susan Thronson, senior vice president, international brands and operations marketing.
In this position, Ms. Merritt is responsible for the development of integrated marketing communications programs, training and resource materials sponsored by Marriott International, hotel clusters and individual hotels within the Marriott Hotels Resorts & Suites; Renaissance Hotels & Resorts; Courtyard by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments brands.
“We are very excited to have Teri join us in the international field marketing department. She brings a wealth of knowledge to this position. She has a strong background in advertising and marketing as well as 10 years at Marriott,” said Ms. Thronson.
Since joining Marriott in 1990 as the regional director of field marketing for the Southeast United States, Ms. Merritt has held positions of increasing responsibilities in marketing and communications for the company. She was most recently senior director of field marketing North America. Ms. Merritt worked for several advertising agencies before joining Marriott.
Ms. Merritt has won several awards for her work, including two bronze and one silver HSMAI Adrian Advertising Excellence Awards in 1996 and 1999; the Marriott International Southeast Regional Marketing Communications Leadership Award in 1995 and 1996; and the Kapel Award for Multimedia Interactive Resort Kiosk in 1996.
A native of Florida, Ms. Merritt and her husband, Steve, are relocating to London.