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Vacant Council Position Filled by Former Communications Director, Thomas McCarthy.

ONE Council Vice-Chairperson:  Thomas McCarthy

ONE Chairperson, Brad Benton, announced today that former ONE Council Communications Director, Thomas McCarthy, will assume the Vice-Chairperson role on the ONE Council. McCarthy was the only person nominated to fill the vacated role in the special election and accepted the nomination. Since there were no other nominations, the ONE Council approved McCarthy's acceptance as a subsequent acceptance of the position.

After accepting the position, Thomas McCarthy said, "I am honored to have been elected Vice Chair of ONE Marriott. To have the opportunity to be at the nucleus of an organization that holds true to our company’s core value of always putting people first is something that I will forever treasure. I look forward to working with my fellow councilmen and councilwomen and the entire ONE Marriott membership as we move into 2017."

Thomas is currently a Group Sales Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. To learn more about Thomas, please feel free to view his LinkedIn profile.

About ONE

ONE Marriott is the official lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and straight ally associate network of Marriott International, Inc. Since its inception in November 2010 by 15 founding members, the group has cultivated a focus to serve as a voice for LGBT associates and their allies, as well as to create a supportive network for a community that had no formal representation before within the company.

With over 1,900 volunteer members in 20+ chapters around the world, ONE continues to move forward in seeking new ways to:

  • Develop community among members

  • Increase the diversity mindset to include LGBT issues, and

  • Assist in unleashing revenue opportunities with concentrated marketing and sales efforts within the LGBT community

ONE embodies Marriott’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion within its own membership. Over fifty-five percent of ONE’s membership is made up of straight allies. Sixty percent are women and close to ten percent of members live outside of the United States.

Associate Networks within Marriott are ongoing, associate-initiated teams that form around a broad range of common interests. These networks provide the opportunity to informally connect with other associates in order to grow both personally and professionally. These teams are self-directed and funded by their members.

For more information on ONE Marriott, please go to our website at www.onemarriott.com and engage with us Twitter and Instagram @onemarriott


Brad Benton

ONE Marriott Chairperson

E: brad.benton@marriott.com

T: +1 301-380-9588

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