James “Jim” Kauffman
President, U.S. and Canada Full Service Hotels, The Americas,
Marriott International, Inc.
Jim joined Marriott International in March 1977 and has worked in a number of management positions including Executive Vice President for the Western Region, Vice President, Market Management for Northern California; General Manager of the Philadelphia Marriott and Market Vice President for Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Wilmington, Delaware; and Regional Vice President for Marriott’s Franchise Division in Washington, D.C. Jim has also served as General Manager of the former Marriott Mandalay Hotel in Dallas, Texas and Regional Director of Operations and Regional Director of Marketing in the former Northwest Region, which was based in San Francisco.
Jim graduated Michigan State University with a degree in Economics. He also serves on the board of the School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University. He and his wife, Ann, reside in Ross, California. Their son, Jack, is an incoming freshman at Miami University and their daughter, Kate, is a recent graduate of Georgetown University.