Romney rejoins Marriott board of directors after failed presidential bid

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 04, 2012 08:20 hrs

Failed 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has rejoined the board of directors of Marriott International, the company said.

J.W. Marriott, Jr., Marriott's executive chairman, said that the company is 'delighted that Romney has agreed to rejoin our board, on which he has served with distinction twice before'.

"We will benefit from his tremendous energy and capability to guide long-term success in an increasingly complex business environment," Marriott said.

According to CBS News, Arne Sorenson, the company's president and CEO, praised Romney as an 'astute, independent director who is fluent in the demands and opportunities of our highly competitive industry'.

Romney too thanked the company for the honour and said that "It is an honor to once again be able to serve in the company of leaders like Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson and to support the work of the tens of thousands of Marriott associates who make Marriott International the renowned success that it is."

According to the report, Romney's previous stints on the company's board were between 1993 and 2002, when he left to serve as governor of Massachusetts, and between 2009 and 2011, when he left to pursue the presidency. (ANI)

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