Romney rejoins Marriott board
Former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been reappointed to Marriott International's board of directors, the Bethesda hotel company said yesterday. Romney, the former chief executive of Bain Capital, served on Marriott's board for 10 years before resigning to run for governor in 2002. He was also chief executive of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Organizing Committee. At Marriott, he will chair a newly formed finance committee, overseeing the company's financial performance and how it spends money. "Gov. Romney has repeatedly demonstrated leadership and courage in successfully taking on difficult and complex issues in business, government and the non-profit sector," Marriott chief executive J.W. "Bill" Marriott Jr. said in a statement. "He will provide strong guidance as our company navigates the challenges of the dynamic global financial system and economy."