Marriott International, Inc. today
announced the appointment of three new corporate officers: Amy C.
McPherson, executive vice president, sales and marketing; James C. Fisher,
senior vice president, owner and franchise services; and Norman K.
Jenkins, senior vice president, development for North America. The
appointments are effective immediately. Amy McPherson, as executive vice president of sales and marketing, is
responsible for the company’s global sales, marketing, revenue management,
reservation sales and e-commerce efforts. McPherson joined Marriott in
1986, and most recently served as senior vice president of global revenue
management and reservation sales. In this capacity, she directed worldwide
activities related to pricing and selling strategies, inventory management
and systems development, as well as reservations at Marriott’s customer
Other key positions held by McPherson include senior vice president of
business transformation and integration, where she developed the strategic
business plan for ExecuStay, Marriott’s corporate housing brand, and vice
president of finance and business development. She is a graduate of James
Madison University and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management
and economics, as well as a master’s degree in business administration
from the College of William & Mary.
James Fisher, as senior vice president of owner and franchise services, is
responsible for leading a team that interacts with a number of the larger
and more active multiple unit owners and operators of Marriott-branded
hotels. Also reporting to Fisher are the full service franchise
operations, growth administration and contract administration departments.
Fisher, who has been with Marriott 23 years, previously served as senior
vice president for international lodging development, senior vice
president for lodging development, vice president of mergers and
acquisitions, and vice president for development. He received his
bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marietta College and his
Master of Professional Studies from the Cornell School of Hotel
Norman Jenkins, as senior vice president for North American lodging
development, is responsible for leading all development efforts related to
minority hotel ownership. He oversees Marriott’s recently enhanced
Diversity Ownership Initiatives, which has been designed to continue
Marriott’s leadership in attracting top tier minority owners and
franchisees. Marriott is committed to doubling the number of properties
owned by minorities over the next five years.
Joining Marriott in 1992, Jenkins most recently served as vice president
of owner & franchise services, where he was the primary interface between
Marriott and its multi-unit hotel owners and franchisees. Earlier, Jenkins
was vice president of global operations and chief financial officer of
Marriott’s Ramada International division. Jenkins serves on a number of
boards, including the National Association of Black Accountants, where he
is national president and CEO, and the Howard University School of
Business Accounting Advisory Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in
accounting from Howard University and a master’s degree from the George
Washington University, and is a certified public accountant.