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President Obama Taps Arne Sorenson (’83) as International Trade Advisor

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013—Arne Sorenson (’83), President and CEO of Marriott International, was one of three business executives chosen this week to advise President Barack Obama on matters of international trade.

Sorenson, Lockheed Martin Corp. CEO Marillyn Hewson and AES Corp. CEO Andrés Gluski were selected to serve on the President's Export Council, the principal national advisory committee on international trade. The Council, which is part of the International Trade Association, advises the President of government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance; promotes export expansion; and provides a forum for discussing and resolving trade-related problems among the business, industrial, agricultural, labor, and government sectors.

In addition to his executive responsibilities at Marriott, Sorenson is chairman of the company's Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, which monitors and evaluates progress toward increased diversity within the Marriott workforce and within its network of suppliers and business partners. He co-founded Marriott's Global Sustainability Council in 2007, and in 2008 launched Marriott's rainforest preservation partnership with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation in Brazil.


Arne Sorenson

Arne Sorenson (’83)