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Mitt Romney Rejoins Board Of Directors At Marriott International

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is headed back to work at Marriott International, rejoining the board of directors for a third time, the company announced on Monday.

"We are delighted that Gov. Romney has agreed to rejoin our board, on which he has served with distinction twice before," J.W. Marriott, Jr., the company's executive chairman, said in a statement. "We will benefit from his tremendous energy and capability to guide long-term success in an increasingly complex business environment. We look forward to working closely with him again as a member of our strong, talented and diverse board."

Romney addressed the move, which comes less than a month after his loss to President Barack Obama, in a statement.

"It is an honor to once again be able to serve in the company of leaders like Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson and to support the work of the tens of thousands of Marriott associates who make Marriott International the renowned success that it is," he said.

Romney previously served on the board of Marriott International from 1993 until 2002, when he left to mount a successful run for Massachusetts governor. He rejoined the company after an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008, again serving on the board from January 2009 to January 2011, when he stepped down in order to mount a second White House campaign.

by Cross Marriott Hotels off the listreply 712/04/2012

Isn't it nice that the Mormons always can go back to the Mormons for Mormon support?

by Cross Marriott Hotels off the listreply 112/03/2012

Was he named "Willard" after J. Willard Marriott, or the rat?

by Cross Marriott Hotels off the listreply 212/03/2012

"During Romney’s years on the board, Marriott’s effective tax rate dipped as low as 6.8 percent, compared with the federal corporate statutory rate of 35 percent."

by Cross Marriott Hotels off the listreply 312/03/2012

He was named after the Marriott, but grew into the rat persona.

by Cross Marriott Hotels off the listreply 412/03/2012

People are talking about this here

by Cross Marriott Hotels off the listreply 512/03/2012

Marriott Board members make about $175,000 a year for four days of meetings and any other time on Marriott work outside of these meetings.

If that were their ONLY earned income they would see no change in their income tax under the Obama Administration's current tax proposals.

However, if they have a day job that earns them more than $250,000, then this $175,000 moonlighting gig at Marriott would incur an additional $8,000 in taxes should rates rise from the current 35% to the Administration's proposed 2001 tax rate of 39.5%.

You can see how increased taxes would cause them to just say "Fuck it, I'm not going to do the extra work and make that extra money if I'm going to lose $8,000!"

by Cross Marriott Hotels off the listreply 612/03/2012

I can only think of one word, after reading this story:


If the Freepers can do it, then so can I.

by Cross Marriott Hotels off the listreply 712/04/2012
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