Exclusive interview with Ed Fuller - President and CEO
President and CEO - Orange County Visitors Association
- Publish date: Tuesday، 23 April 2019
We were priviliged to have spent time with Ed Fuller, President and CEO of Orange County Visitor Association, on his recent visit to Dubai to promote Visit California!
Edwin D. "Ed" Fuller is the former President & Managing Director of Marriott International and the current President of Laguna Strategic Advisors, a global consortium providing consulting services to independent businesses and organizations. He is also the current President and CEO of the Orange County Visitors Association, helping to expand tourism to Orange County, California into the global industry. An author and authority in the global hospitality industry, Fuller worked with Marriott for 40 years, the last 20 in the International Division. During his tenure with Marriott International, the organization expanded with the formation and operation of 550 international hotels in 72 countries with $8 billion in annual revenues and creating 80,000 new jobs globally. Since joining Marriott in 1972, Fuller also implemented multiple environmental, youth and, educational initiatives.
Fuller began his career at Marriott as a management trainee and was promoted throughout his career into executive leadership roles in marketing, sales, and operations. Titles held have included Director of National and International Sales and Reservations, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, and Regional Vice President.He was promoted to the global leadership role of International Lodging Operations as Senior Vice President and Managing Director and later to Executive Vice President and Managing Director. In addition, he chaired the International Development Committee.
An award-winning, active alumnus of Boston University (BU), Ed Fuller was recognized with the Alumni Award in 1998. He currently serves on the Board of Overseers and as chairman for the Advisory Board at BU. He is also chairman of the Advisory Board for the University of California, Irvine's Merage School of Business and was appointed to the California State University Hospitality Industry Advisory Board.