Marriott marketing chief Karin Timpone calls time

After successfully launching Marriott’s Bonvoy loyalty program Karin Timpone has announced she will step down from her role as global marketing officer.

Marriott International has grown its loyalty membership to 135 million members during her tenure.

“I am so grateful to have led a central initiative within Marriott’s transformation,” Timpone said. “Having completed the Marriott Bonvoy launch with key marketing benchmarks ahead of estimates, this a perfect time for me to thoughtfully plan my next move.”

Marriott said that Timpone had transformed Marriott’s marketing capabilities, “introducing next-generation marketing technologies, cutting-edge marketing partnerships and travel storytelling”.