Maruiel Perkins-Chavis has been named Vice President of Diversity and
Workforce Effectiveness for Marriott International . She has held several
human resources positions, most recently serving as Marriott’s Senior
Director, Leadership Talent Management and Diversity, where she was
instrumental in the design of the Women and Minority Leadership Talent
Development Inventory and Leadership Development Workshops.
Perkins-Chavis joined Marriott International in 1990 in the Corporate
EEO/AA department where she was promoted to Director, Equal Opportunity
and Program Development.
In her new position, Perkins-Chavis will continue to report to Steve
Bauman, who leads the Talent Management & Workforce Effectiveness
department in Human Resources and will also report to David Rodriguez,
Executive Vice President, Lodging Human Resources on diversity. She will
be responsible for corporate-wide diversity talent initiatives in support
of Project Excel and the Committee of Excellence.
“Diversity is such an important part of Marriott’s business success,” said
Maruiel Perkins-Chavis. “As the leader in diversity initiatives in the
hospitality industry, Marriott continually strives to grow relationships
with its diverse group of employees, suppliers, customers and other
stakeholders. Marriott recognizes that diversity relations is a big part
of its growth.”
Prior to working for Marriott, Perkins-Chavis worked in a variety of human
resources positions for BDM Corporation and Amtrak.
Perkins-Chavis has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from
Towson State University and a master’s degree in Personnel Management and
Industrial Relations from American University. She is a member of the
Society for Human Resources Management, the Corporate Women’s Network and
the Black Human Resources Network Group.