The leadership for the 2019 ONE Council was announced today following the conclusion of the group's annual elections by the general membership. The six-person governing body of volunteer members serve either a one- or two-year term, depending upon the position. The leader returning to the Council from a two-year term is:
Elected members for 2019 are:
Christian Mullins - Fundraising Director (1-year term)
Sonia Zamborsky - Communications Director (1-year term)
Paul Tramonte - Treasurer (1-year term)
Jae Reaves - Secretary (1-year term)
Brad Benton - Chairperson (2-year term)
ONE is a self-governed associate network at Marriott International. Elections of the Council of Officers are held annually with nominations and general member voting all happening in the month of December. The ONE Council is run out of the Washington, D.C. chapter, so it is required in the group's bylaws that elected Council members must reside in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.
"2019 is going to be a great year with this Council," says Benton, "We have five seasoned veterans returning, plus a new member, Jae, that are all ready to hit the ground running. Congratulations to the new ONE Council, and an even bigger 'Thank you' to the outgoing Council member, Nina Davis, who was appointed mid-year to serve the Secretary role."
The new Council will officially begin their term on January 2, 2019.
ONE is the official lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, and straight ally associate network of Marriott International, Inc. comprised of Marriott associates and franchise employees. Since its inception in November 2010 by 15 founding members, the group has cultivated a focus to serve as a voice for LGBTQ 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 2,500 volunteer members in more than 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 LGBTQ issues, and
Assist in unleashing revenue opportunities with concentrated marketing and sales efforts within the LGBTQ community
ONE embodies Marriott’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion within its own membership. Over 56 percent of ONE’s membership is made up of straight allies. Sixty percent are women and close to 10% of members live outside of the United States.
Associate Networks within Marriott International 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.
To learn more please go to www.onemarriott.com; like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @onemarriott, Instagram and LinkedIn. Statements or articles posted by ONE are not official positions or opinions of Marriott International.
ONE - Chairperson