Stephanie Coleman Linnartz leads Under Armour, a branded athletic performance apparel, footwear and accessories company, as its president, CEO and member of its board of directors. She comes to Under Armour after a 25-year career with Marriott International, the world’s largest hospitality company, where she served as president.
Stephanie grew up in the greater Washington, D.C., area, near where Marriott was founded. Her parents owned restaurants and a hotel, and she always knew she wanted to work in hospitality — specifically for Marriott International. To achieve her career goals and aspirations, she knew an MBA would be a key component. She was drawn to William & Mary for its history and community, and she found meaning in the Raymond A. Mason School of Business’s focus on “principled achievement.”
Her journey at Marriott brought her from financial analyst to, among other roles, global chief commercial officer and group president for consumer operations, technology and emerging businesses. She oversaw the creation of Marriott Bonvoy, which is now the world’s largest hospitality loyalty program with over 177 million members. In early 2021, she was named president of Marriott International, a role that included growing Marriott’s brand in new areas, such as home rentals, residential development, yachts, branded merchandise, travel insurance, credit cards and more. Stephanie was the first female president of Marriott International, and women comprise just 30% of leaders in the hospitality industry and 25% of executives in corporate America overall.