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Marriott International Board Members, Mary K. Bush and Debra L. Lee, among Savoy Magazine’s 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

July 23, 2016 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Marriott International, Inc.  board members, Ms. Mary K. Bush and Ms. Debra L. Lee, have been recognized by Savoy Magazine as two of this year’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.


Debra Lee (left) and Mary Bush (right)

The list, included as part of Savoy Magazine’s Summer 2016 issue, is considered by the publication to be the definitive listing of African-American corporate directors proactively impacting corporate America.

Ms. Bush is the chairwoman and founder of Bush International, LLC and the senior managing director at Brock Capital Group, LLC.  She is also on the Board of Directors of Discover Financial Services, Mantech International, and T. Rowe Price.  Ms. Lee is currently the chairwoman and CEO of BET Networks and a member of the Board of WGL Holdings Company. In the past, she has served on the boards of directors of a number of companies and organizations, including Revlon, Eastman Kodak, and the National Cable Television Association.

“We are proud and inspired by the achievements of Ms. Bush and Ms. Lee and look forward to sharing that inspiration with the readers of Savoy Magazine,” said Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International. “Embracing diversity is what drives our company’s success; this recognition highlights our commitment to an inclusive culture for all our people.”

Savoy Magazine is a cultural magazine for the African-American community that strives to showcase and drive positive dialogue on African-American culture. Selection of the “Most Influential Black Corporate Directors” begins by examining the spheres of influence including: corporate sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community outreach and recognition.

Marriott has consistently championed diversity and inclusion. The company has been recognized for its talent development programs in the past and has landed on several “Best Places to Work” lists. Previous awards include LATINA Style Company of the Year, National Association for Female Executives Top 10 Companies for Executive Women, DiversityInc Top 50 Companies, 100 percent score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and World’s Best Multinational Workplaces as named by Great Place to Work®.  For more information on Marriott’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit

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