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Ty Breland named EVP and CHRO at Marriott

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Ty Breland MarriottMarriott announced that Ty Breland has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective at the end of October.

A 17-year Marriott veteran, Breland has held a number of senior roles with the company spanning corporate and continent responsibilities. Since 2016, Breland has served as Global HR Officer for Talent Development & Organizational Capability. In this role, he has executive oversight for talent management, including leadership development, organizational capability, and change management. Breland also oversees The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, including its business strategy and sales efforts, and serves as the senior Human Resources leader for the company’s Global Development, Design & Operations Services disciplines.

“Hospitality is all about people, and Ty has the expertise, the background, and the passion to continue to strengthen Marriott’s people-first culture as we grow our footprint globally,” said Capuano. “He is widely respected across the company for his visionary leadership, problem-solving skills, and humility. Ty and I both see human resources as critical in creating business value and I know that he will bring an innovative approach to Marriott’s HR practice around the world. I’ve known Ty and worked closely with him for a number of years, and I’m delighted to welcome him to my leadership team.”

Breland joined Marriott in 2004 as a member of the company’s Talent Management and Analytics group and over the next 11 years held a variety of senior Human Resources leadership positions. He was the company’s Global HR Integration Officer, responsible for the Human Resources integration for Marriott’s merger with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. As a part of that effort, Breland developed and launched the company’s digital learning platform, which has become instrumental in providing learning experiences that enable professional and personal development to the company’s global workforce.

From 2011 to 2015, Breland served as Regional Vice President of Human Resources for the Eastern Region of the U.S. Prior to that, he was responsible for HR support for multiple global disciplines including Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Management. Breland helped launch Marriott’s Emerging Leaders Program, a signature initiative aimed at accelerating diversity and inclusion efforts within the executive and general manager ranks. He also was responsible for initiating the company’s Workforce Innovation effort, which provided a blueprint for reshaping frontline roles at the company’s portfolio of properties worldwide.

Prior to joining Marriott, Breland worked for the Human Resources Research Organization as a research consultant. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech, where he is a board member for the Virginia Tech Hospitality Business School.

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