Marriott International has named Leeny Kelly Oberg as its next CFO.
Oberg, a 16-year Marriott veteran, is currently responsible for the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.
Oberg will be replacing Carl Berquist after his retirement on December 31.
Under Berquist’s leadership Marriott experienced significant global growth, including the company’s announcement in November that it would acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in a merger transaction.
Berquist spent 28 years at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he led the firm’s accounting work on behalf of Marriott. He joined Marriott in 2002 as executive vice president and chief accounting officer.
Under Berquist’s leadership the company acquired Gaylord Hotels, Protea Hotels, and Delta Hotels and Resorts. He also led the spin-off of Marriott’s timeshare business in 2011.
Oberg, 55, was named CFO at Ritz-Carlton in 2013. She joined Marriott as part of its investor relations group in 1999.
Oberg previously served as senior vice president of corporate and development finance. She was also a key member of the team that led the spin-off of Marriott’s timeshare business.
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