Edwin Fuller, President of Marriott International, to speak at USF Sarasota-Manatee

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee School of Hotel and Restaurant Management will host its annual Linda Novey-White Memorial Lectureship on Tuesday, February 28th at 4:00pm in the Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.  Linda Novey-White was a founding member of the Advisory Board for the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management (SHRM) and this lectureship, featuring renowned keynote speakers known for the experience and leadership in the advancement of best practices and customer service in the hospitality industry, recognizes Ms. Novey-Whites contributions to the field.

The keynote speaker for this year is Mr. Edwin D. “Ed” Fuller, President and Managing Director of International Lodging for Marriott International, Inc.  Based at the company’s headquarters in Washington D.C., he has been in charge of international lodging since 1990.  Under his leadership, the business has grown from 16 properties outside the United States and Canada to over 350 hotels in 70 countries with another 175 hotels under construction.

Mr. Fuller will discuss leadership, the topic of his book, You Can’t Lead With Your Feet on the Desk.  The lecture is free and open to the public, however, due to limited seating, reservations are recommended.  Reservations and questions may be emailed to LNW@sar.usf.edu or visit www.sarasota.usf.edu/LNW to reserve your seat online.