Marriott's New Downtown Bethesda Headquarters
Nov 21, 2019
Apoorva Gandhi & Greg Rooney
Marriott's New Downtown Bethesda Headquarters
Apoorva Gandhi is Vice President for Multi-Cultural Affairs for Marriott International. He is responsible for creating and executing an externally-focused global strategy that builds preference and loyalty from diverse customer segments for the Marriott portfolio of brands.  He helps ensure the company’s marketing, sales and operations consider and reflect multi-cultural markets and public affairs as Marriott continues its aggressive growth throughout the world.   
Mr. Gandhi has nearly 25 years of proven strategy, business process, program management and organizational change skills, leadership and delivery expertise.  He also has extensive management and delivery experience working with diverse business clients and a solid track record delivering measurable success to clients across various business disciplines.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Gandhi was senior director for organizational capability where he led the company’s global reorganization program in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  He has held other positions with Marriott, beginning as a front desk associate when he first completed college.  He also worked as vice president for global lodging services where he helped deliver critical brand initiatives.
Before joining Marriott, Mr. Gandhi was a senior consulting manager in Accenture’s Communications and High Tech practice for more than a decade, where he managed merger and integration programs as well as process reengineering efforts for large telecom clients.  He also led diversity programs at Accenture.
Mr. Gandhi is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Business and Management.  He is a member of the J.W. Marriott, Jr., Diversity Award committee, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity and Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society. Apoorva lives in Bethesda, Md. with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys travel, playing ice hockey and listening to music (loudly).
Greg Rooney is Vice President of Development for The Bernstein Companies and oversees all aspects of their development practice. He is responsible for the development efforts from the point of raw land acquisition through rezoning, master planning, entitlements, design, and construction processes. Before joining The Bernstein Companies in 2007, Mr. Rooney owned and operated a development services company that managed numerous multi-family construction projects throughout the mid-Atlantic. A member of numerous development organizations, he also serves a Board Director for Bethesda Urban Partnership, the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce and NAIOP DC/MD.