Marriott names global development leadership

Marriott International has appointed Carlton Ervin as global development officer, international, and Noah Silverman as global development officer, U.S. & Canada. These announcements follow the recent appointments of Anthony Capuano as the company’s new CEO and Stephanie Linnartz as president.

In his new role, Ervin oversees development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); the Caribbean & Latin America (CALA); and Asia-Pacific, where he focuses on expanding Marriott’s portfolio. In his new role, Silverman is responsible for the development of all Marriott brands in the U.S. and Canada.

“Noah and Carlton have been instrumental in driving Marriott’s rooms growth and incredibly strong development pipeline,” said Linnartz. “Their proven track record positions them well to lead global development as we move forward. Their combined experience, strategic vision and relationships with the owner and franchisee communities around the world will help to advance the company’s growth strategy, including expansion into new and underserved markets.”

A 21-year veteran of the company, Ervin most recently served as chief development officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he was responsible for leading Marriott’s development efforts for all brands across that region. He played a pivotal role in the acquisition and European roll-out of the AC by Marriott brand, the development of the Moxy brand in Europe and the integration of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts acquisition, according to the company.

He began his career with the company as an attorney in its law department focused on supporting development in the CALA region. In 2002, he became a VP in development focused on CALA, and took on the role of chief development officer for the region in 2005. In 2008, he was appointed to the role of chief development officer, Europe, and in 2020, the Middle East and Africa were added to his portfolio.

Silverman most recently served as chief development officer, U.S. & Canada full-service hotels, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development process in the U.S. and Canada for the company’s luxury and premium brands. A 24-year veteran of the company, he played a crucial role in the acquisition and subsequent growth of the Delta by Marriott Hotels and Gaylord Hotels brands and the acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the company reports.

He began his Marriott career as a litigation attorney and then a franchise attorney in the company’s law department. Prior to his appointment as chief development officer, U.S. & Canada full-service hotels, in 2011, he held a number of leadership roles in asset management and finance, including SVP, global asset management, from 2010-2011; SVP, development asset management, from 2008-2010; and SVP, project finance, from 2006-2008.

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