Mr. Weisz is president and chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. Steve began his career in vacation ownership in 1997 as president of Marriott Vacation Club International. He served as president of Marriott Vacation Club International until the latter part of 2011, when Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation was established as a separate, publicly traded entity from Marriott International, Inc. As president of Marriott Vacation Club International, he led the vacation ownership division and oversaw three brands under the Marriott Vacation Club International umbrella, including Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club.
Prior to this position, he worked for Marriott International and served as EVP Lodging Brands, SVP Sales/Marketing and RVP Mid-Atlantic Region in addition to other leadership positions. His career with Marriott spans 39 years, having joined the company in 1972. In 2001 he received an honorary doctoral degree in business administration in hospitality management from Johnson & Wales University. He is a past member of the advisory board of directors of the UCF Rosen School of Hospitality Management, a past board member of the Maryland Hotel/Motel Association, a member of the board of directors and a trustee of the American Resort Development Association, a member of the board of directors of Mindshare Technologies, Inc. and is a past chairman of the board of governors of Children’s Miracle Network and is presently serving on its board of trustees.