David Rodriguez, Marriott’s global chief HR officer, was named 2019 HR Executive of the Year and recently accepted his award during a ceremony at Boston University.
Honored for his leadership through a swift merger with Starwood Hotels among other accomplishments, Rodriguez oversees more than 700,000 employees, keeping them united around a culture of opportunity, community and purpose.
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Below, watch his acceptance speech, followed by his thoughts on the state of the HR industry going forward, and then by acceptance speeches from the HR Honor Roll winners.
What’s ahead for human resources
HR Honor Roll winners