Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> December 6, 2010

Marriott International, Inc. – Laura Paugh

Laura Paugh is Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for Marriott International, Inc. Based at Marriott's corporate headquarters in Bethesda, Md., she is one of the company's spokespersons to the investment community, media and other audiences. Ms. Paugh manages the company's investor relations effort, including relationships with security analysts and institutional investors. One of the first women to hold a financial management position at Marriott, Ms. Paugh joined the original Marriott Corporation in 1980 as a Financial Analyst in corporate financing planning. Prior to joining Marriott, Ms. Paugh held finance positions at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Mich. She received a bachelor's degree in economics and an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park. Profile
TWST: I know Marriott was founded more than 80 years ago, and 50 of those years have been in the hotel business. It's a lot to summarize, but if you could, please give us a brief historical sketch of