Marriott International Announces Retirement of President for the Caribbean and Latin America
Tim Sheldon will leave the company after 35 years
Marriott International, Inc. announced today that Tim Sheldon will retire from his role as President for the Caribbean and Latin America in early 2021, after a 35-year career with the company.
"Tim has been an integral part of Marriott for the past three decades and it's hard to imagine Marriott without him," said Dave Grissen, Group President for the Americas. “It has truly shaped the organization with its entrepreneurial spirit, its astute focus on key business drivers and a warm leadership style that has inspired many. We will certainly miss Tim, but I know this new chapter in his life will be as significant and dynamic as his distinguished career at Marriott. ”
Sheldon led the company's rapid expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America in the past five years, doubling the region's portfolio to 268 properties with another 132 projects in progress. He supervised the integration of Starwood in the Caribbean and Latin America, which added six new markets and eight brands to the company's regional portfolio. In addition, he led the successful launch of Marriott International's all-inclusive platform last year.
Sheldon joined Marriott International in 1985 and held various positions throughout his career. As Senior Vice President and Brand Manager, he led Marriott's entry into the moderate-level extended stay space with the development of the TownePlace Suites brand. While leading the Global Operations group, he led the successful implementation of Mobile Check-In for the company.
Mr. Sheldon will remain with the company during the first quarter of 2021 assisting with the transition. The company anticipates announcing Mr. Sheldon's successor soon.