WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the following statement on the passing of Marriott International Inc. Chief Executive Arne Sorenson:
"We were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Arne Sorenson. During his time as Chief Executive, Arne and U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue enjoyed a strong working partnership and close friendship. Sorenson was a fearless leader who oversaw considerable hospitality industry successes during his tenure as President and CEO. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Arne's wife Ruth, the Sorenson family, and the entire Marriott team during this difficult time."