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ONE Key Accomplishments and Activities

November 11, 2010
Interest Meeting (Washington, DC)

15 Marriott employees met to gauge interest in forming an LGBT Employee Resource Group. 

April 2011
Company Recognition (Bethesda, MD)

Recognized as a Company-acknowledged Affinity Group of Marriott

April 8, 2011
CAGLCC (Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) Annual Awards Dinner (Washington, DC) ONE member Randy Griffin was presented with the Corporate Ally of the Year award

May 17, 2011
Marriott Headquarters Culture & Inclusion Fair (Bethesda, MD) 

May 19, 2011
Habitat for Humanity Pride Build "Building Upon Pride" Fundraiser (Chevy Chase, MD) 


June 12, 2011
Capital Pride Festival (Washington, DC) 

September 21, 2011
DC United Night OUT (Washington, DC)

Supporters Club sponsorship level 

October 25-28, 2011
Out & Equal Workplace Summit (Dallas, TX) 

November 17, 2011
ONE Marriott's First Anniversary Celebration and Benefit (Washington, DC - Washington Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel)

Speakers: Joe Solmonese, HRC President; Bob Witeck, Witeck Communications CEO and Co-founder; Gautam Raghavan, The White House Associate Director of Public Engagement; and Diego Sanchez, Congressman Barney Frank's Senior Legislative Advisor. 


December 15, 2011
ONE's First Election (Washington, DC)

First Council of Officers elected 
 

April 2, 2012
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Straight for Equality Gala (New York, NY)

April 20, 2012
CAGLCC (Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) Annual Awards Dinner (Washington, DC) 

May 15, 2012
Marriott LGBT Segment Marketing Strategy Focus Group (Bethesda, MD)

Members provided insight into LGBT community opinions and perspectives on travel and travel marketing

June 10, 2012
Capital Pride Festival (Washington, DC) 

September 28-30, 2012
Out for Work National LGBTQ & Ally College Student Career Conference (Chicago, IL) 

Part of corporate panel discussion.

October 13-14, 2012
Atlanta Pride Festival (Atlanta, GA) 


October 18-20, 2012
Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference (Boston, MA)

October 20, 2012
SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Volunteer Activity (Washington, DC) – 8 member volunteers painted the interior of an elderly lesbian couple's home

October 22, 2012
SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Awards & Gala (New York, NY) – through ONE's recommendation, 3 hotels donated overnight stays/packages to assist with SAGE's fundraising efforts

October 30-November 1, 2012
Out & Equal Workplace Summit (Baltimore, MD) – 13 members attended to represent ONE and Marriott, with 6 members participating in 2 panel discussions; members Denise NaguibMaruiel Perkins-ChavisBruce Rohr, Susan Thronson, & Joanna Todd participated in panel discussions

November 14, 2012
ONE Marriott's Second Anniversary Celebration (Washington, DC - Washington Renaissance Downtown Hotel)

Speakers: Bob McCarthy, Chief Operations Officer; Stephanie Linnartz, Global Officer of Sales & Revenue; and Maruiel Perkins-Chavis, Vice President of Workforce Effectiveness & Global Diversity, and Maryland State Delegate Heather R. Mizeur as keynote speaker.

November 15, 2012
Interest Meeting for First ONE Chapter (Atlanta, GA)

January 31, 2013
SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) DC Reception (Washington, DC) – 2 members attended to receive thanks from SAGE for ONE's partnership with them

March 13, 2013
CAGLCC (Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) LGBT Mega Networking Event (Washington, DC) – several members attended representing Marriott as a desirable employer and supportive business in the LGBT community

March 13, 2013
Interest Meeting for Second ONE Chapter (San Francisco, CA)

April 4, 2013
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Straight for Equality Gala (New York, NY)

Member Apoorva Gandhi was co-host

April 5, 2013
SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Center Visit (New York, NY) – 3 officers toured SAGE's main NYC community/activity center and met with staff members to discuss additional partnership opportunities

April 17, 2013
SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) (Washington, DC) 

Presented a donation from ONE of $800

April 24, 2013
Immigration Equality Capitol Hill Reception (Washington, DC)

Member Thomas "TJ" Maloney spoke on behalf of Marriott regarding the Company's support of USA Immigration Reform and the overturn of DOMA

May 14, 2013
Marriott Headquarters Diversity & Inclusion Session LGBT 360: A Holistic View  (Bethesda, MD)

Chair Bruce Rohr and members Apoorva Gandhiand Kristine Friend, along with Jody Huckaby, Executive Director of PFLAG, and Bob Witeck, CEO of Witeck Communications, participated in this first-ever LGBT-focused Marriott Learning Series panel discussion.  Topics included ONE Marriott, the role of PFLAG and other partners, LGBT policy with Government Affairs, and a review of the company’s LGBT marketing strategy.

May 14, 2013
Marriott Headquarters Culture & Inclusion Fair (Bethesda, MD) 

May 16, 2013
Interest Meeting for Third ONE Chapter (Chicago, IL)

May 29, 2013
Immigration Equality Action Fund Safe Haven Awards (New York, NY)

Marriott recognized for efforts on Capitol Hill fighting for LGBT-inclusive immigration reform.

June 9, 2013
Capital Pride Festival (Washington, DC) 

 

June 25, 2013

Night OUT at the Nationals (Washington, DC)

All Star Series Partner sponsorship


June 26, 2013

Accenture LGBT Day at HRC  (Washington, DC)

Member Apoorva Gandhi, included as panelist

June 29-30, 2013
San Francisco Pride (San Francisco, CA) 

July 2013
Marriott.com/gaytravel Gay Wedding Photos

Over 30 LGBT members submitted their personal wedding photos for display on the site's Weddings and Events page

August 10-11, 2013
Chicago Pride Northalsted Days Festival (Chicago, IL) 

September 4, 2013
LGBT:  Marriott, Resources & More (Washington, DC)

Chair Bruce Rohr, Executive Sponsor Randy Griffin, member Seema Jain who co-produced Marriott'sLGBT Toolkit, and Bob Witeck of Witeck Communications, participated in a panel discussion on this first-for-Marriott LGBT webinar focusing on information and resources to be used with the Marriott LGBT customers and guests

September 14, 2013
DC United Night OUT (Washington, DC)

All Star Series Partner sponsorship 
 

September 15, 2013
Dallas Pride Festival (Dallas, TX) 

September 27-29, 2013
Out for Work National LGBTQ & Ally College Student Career Conference (Chicago, IL) 

Secretary Brad Benton participated in a panel discussion on being out in the workplace

October 5, 2013
Orlando Pride Festival (Orlando, FL) 

October 12-13, 2013
Atlanta Pride Festival (Atlanta, GA) 

October 28-31, 2013
Out & Equal Workplace Summit (Minneapolis, MN)

3 members participating in panel discussions; Chair Bruce Rohr , Apoorva Gandhi and Thomas ("TJ") Maloney 

November 9, 2013
g•life Expo, sponsored by CAGLCC (Washington, DC)

Chair Bruce Rohr participated in a panel discussion on corporate LGBT employee resource groups

November 12, 2013
ONE Marriott Third Anniversary Celebration (Washington, DC - Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel)

Speaker: Jody Huckaby, Executive Director of PFLAG National, and members Kathleen Matthews, EVP of Global Communications & Public Affairs and Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer.
 

November 22, 2013
NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) National Dinner (Washington, DC) 

March 11, 2014
Pride Focus Group (Washington, DC)

12 members participated in a focus group to assist Marriott with their Pride sponsorship planning

March 13, 2014
Interest Meeting for Fourth ONE Chapter (New York, NY)

 

April 1, 2014
HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Corporate Equality Index Awards (New York, NY)

Chair Bruce Rohr and another member attended to accept Marriott's award for scoring 100% on the 2014 HRC CEI

 

April 10, 2014
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Straight for Equality Gala (New York, NY) – several members attended to represent ONE and Marriott

 

April 25, 2014
CAGLCC (Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) Annual Awards Dinner (Washington, DC) – 7 members attended to represent ONE and Marriott

 

April 25, 2014
Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando (Gay Chamber of Commerce) Pride in Business Awards Gala (Orlando, FL)

Chair Bruce Rohr was a featured speaker

June 4, 2014
Marriott Pride Launch Party (Washington, DC) – members, along with Marriott executives, attended to introduce Marriott Int'ls "#LoveTravels" LGBT marketing campaign, and also promote Marriott as the Presidential Level Sponsor of Capital Pride, featuring NBA star Jason Collins, transgender model Geena Rocero, and campaign photographer Braden Summers

June 6, 2014
DC Front Runners Pride Run (Washington, DC) – members staffed a sponsor booth promoting Marriott as the race's Premier Sponsor and also Marriott.com/gaytravel

June 7, 2014
Capital Pride Parade (Washington, DC) – over 75 members walked with the Marriott float in the Capital Pride Parade, Sponsored by Marriott, promoting Marriott Intl''s "#LoveTravels" LGBT marketing campaign

June 8, 2014
Capital Pride Festival (Washington, DC) – members staffed a sponsor booth promoting Marriott Intl''s "#LoveTravels" LGBT marketing campaign

 

June 17, 2014

Night OUT at the Nationals (Washington, DC) – All Star Series Partner sponsorship to promote Marriott.com/gaytravel; Chair Bruce Rohr was introduced on the field during the pre-game ceremony in recognition of Marriott's support of the Night OUT Series events

 

June 18, 2014

NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) LGBTQ Youth Leadership Week
(Washington, DC) – Chair Bruce Rohr spoke on a panel about Being Out in Corporate America and was backed up by member Jillian Schneeberger in the audience.


June 19, 2014
Network and Affinity Leadership Congress (NALC) Conference (New York, NY) – Chair Bruce Rohr spoke on a panel with 5 other leaders of corporate Employee Resource Groups

 

June 29, 2014
New York Pride March and PrideFest (New York, NY) – members walked with the Marriott float in the New York Pride March and staffed a booth at PrideFest, promoting Marriott Intl''s "#LoveTravels" LGBT marketing campaign

June 29, 2014
San Francisco Pride Parade (San Francisco, CA) – Members walked with the Marriott float in the San Francisco Pride Parade, promoting Marriott Intl''s "#LoveTravels" LGBT marketing campaig

 

July 30, 2014
NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) Conference (Las Vegas, NV) – 3 members participated in this conference and Chair, Bruce Rohr, moderated a workshop about employee network groups

 

September 27, 2014
Out for Work National LGBTQ & Ally College Student Career Conference (Washington, DC)

Chairperson Bruce Rohr participated in a panel discussion on being out in the workplace

 

October 25, 2014
Whitman-Walker Health Walk to End HIV (Washington, DC) 

Contributing $3,267.50 from member donations and fundraising

 

October 31, 2014

ONE Membership Reaches 1,000 - members in 38 US states and 19 foreign countries

 

November 3-6, 2014

Out & Equal Workplace Summit (San Francisco, CA) 

 

November 19, 2014
ONE Marriott Fourth Anniversary Celebration (Washington, DC - Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel)

Speakers: member Brian King, Global Officer of Marriott Signature Brands and Global Sales Officer, and Jonathan Capehart, a member of The Washington Post editorial board and MSNBC contributor.

 

November 21, 2014

NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) National Dinner (Washington, DC)

Marriott was presented with the Corporation of the Year award, which was accepted by member Kathleen Matthews

 

March 30, 2015
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Straight for Equality Gala (New York, NY)

Member and CEO Arne Sorenson spoke and accepted the Equality in the Workplace Award on behalf of Marriott

 

June 10, 2015
First All-member Webinar (Washington, DC)

Over a hundred remote members dialed in for the first-ever all-member webinar

 

June 13, 2015
Capital Pride Parade (Washington, DC) 

 

June 17, 2015

Night OUT at the Nationals (Washington, DC) – All Star Partner sponsorship to promote Marriott.com/gaytravel

 

 


(Ongoing)

NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) (Washington, DC) – 3 members volunteer their time assisting with the review of applications and supporting documentation submitted by businesses seeking to become members of the NGLCC