Dana joined Marriott International in 1996 as Manager, Development Planning & Feasibility. During her time on the Feasibility team, Dana analyzed the viability of hotel projects across Marriott’s portfolio of brands throughout North America. Dana transitioned to Development in 2014. In her current role as Senior Vice President, Global Mixed-Use Development, Dana has been responsible for the growth of Marriott’s global portfolio of residential brands including St. Regis, Bvlgari, Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels, EDITION, The Luxury Collection, JW Marriott, Marriott, Westin, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Sheraton, Delta and Tribute Portfolio. Dana has strategically grown the residential business to span across all of Marriott’s full-service brands and in both managed and franchised operations. Over the last 5 years, Dana has been responsible for growing our global branded residential portfolio to the largest in the industry, with over 100 operating properties and almost 90 pipeline properties.
Dana’s professional career includes over 25 years in the hospitality industry with extensive experience in market planning and analysis, asset management, and both hotel and residential development. She has worked for both private and publicly held companies including Ernst & Young and AEW Capital Management. As part of her involvement in real estate, Dana has spoken at many conferences on matters related to global mixed-use development and currently serves on the ULI Innovation Council for the DC Chapter. Dana is also a member of Marriott’s Diversity and Inclusion Talent Council. Dana earned her bachelor’s degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.