Marriott names new controller, chief accounting officer

New Marriott International Controller and Chief Accounting Officer Felitia Lee joined the company in May, supporting management of the company’s accounting operations. Photo credit: Marriott International (Amid a series of setbacks through 2018, Marriott International managed to complete its assumption of Starwood, finally launching a combined loyalty program.)

Marriott International has appointed Felitia Lee as controller and chief accounting officer. Lee will be the company’s principal accounting officer and report to Leeny Oberg, the company's EVP and CFO. Lee succeeds Bao Giang Val Bauduin, who is taking on the role of chief financial officer for consumer operations, technology and emerging businesses for the company. 

Lee joined Marriott in May, supporting management of the company’s accounting operations.

“Felitia brings a strong track record of leading large organizations through change and delivering results,” Oberg said. “[She] has significant financial experience in controllership, audit, shared services and acquisitions and integrations. I look forward to her and Val playing pivotal roles in leading Marriott into the future.”

Felitia Lee. Photo credit: Marriott International

Before joining Marriott, Lee served as SVP and controller for Kohl’s Corp., where she led financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley processes, capital management, tax planning and compliance.

Before that, Lee held numerous roles with PepsiCo, culminating in positions as VP and controller of Pepsi Cola North America, and after its merger with two of its largest bottlers, VP and controller of the Pepsi Beverage Co. Earlier in her career, she served as international finance director and assistant controller, Visioncare, at Pilkington, a global glass manufacturer, and audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand, an accounting firm that now is part of PwC.

Lee is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a bachelor of science in accounting. She is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.