Remembering Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International And 2019 CEO Of The Year

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Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International died Monday after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 62.

One of the best-known and well-respected chief executives in American business, Sorenson was the first non-family member to serve as CEO of the global hotel chain and only the third in its history. He led the company through a period of vast expansion, including the $13 billion purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

But even more than for his business acumen, Sorenson is likely to be remembered for his leadership in helping rethink the role of the CEO in public life. At

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