Raymond "Ray" Bennett is Chief Global Officer, Global Operations for Marriott International, Inc. In his current role, Mr. Bennett is responsible for the design, development and deployment of products and services for all lodging brands across Marriott’s Business Continents. Additionally, he has responsibility for brand standards and operational policies, quality assurance, operations procurement and the Lodging Program Management Office. Ray was appointed to this role in June 2015.
Prior to joining Marriott in 2001, Mr. Bennett worked for Pepsi Bottling Group for over 11 years in various managerial positions overseeing sales, delivery operations, manufacturing, warehousing, fleet & transport operations, supply chain management, customer service, personnel management, information technology, marketing, finance, and accounting.
Mr. Bennett serves on the national board of directors of KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now), a non-profit organization that provides recreational opportunities to children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities. He is also a member of The Executive Leadership Council, a national mentoring, networking, and development organization comprised of African-American CEOs and senior executives from Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. Mr. Bennett earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University. He currently resides in Germantown, MD with his wife and their four children.
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