Full Name
Don Cleary
Job Title
President
Company/ Property
Marriott Hotels of Canada
Speaker Bio
Don Cleary is the President of Marriott Hotels of Canada, with responsibility for hotel development, leadership, operations and financial management of 250+ Marriott International Hotels, encompassing 22 of Marriott’s 30 global brands currently in the country.

Don led the transition of all managed and franchised Delta Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts into the Marriott portfolio, as well.

Don began his Marriott career more than 25 years ago and was previously Chief Operations Officer for Marriott’s Asia Pacific Region, where he had operating responsibility for 175 hotels and played an integral role in the development of that geographic territory. Based in Hong Kong, Don also served as Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, where he led all continent finance functions.

Prior to joining the Asia Pacific team, Don held multiple leadership positions in North America including Area Vice President for the Western Region, where he was responsible for hotel operations, covering the mid-western United States and Canada.

Don’s earlier industry tenure includes multiple positions focused on Asset Management and Development to include: Senior Vice President, Asset Management; Vice President, International Hotel Development for Central and South America, and Assistant General Council, responsible for Marriott’s development-related legal activities in those territories.

Don received his bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of Notre Dame, while also earning a law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Don Cleary