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Roz Winegrad

Roz Winegrad

AVP, Owner and Franchise Services
Marriott Hotels of Canada

As the leader of Owner and Franchise (OFS) Account Management across Full-service and Select Service franchisees and management companies, Roz Winegrad is a strategic business leader with responsibility for leading Marriott’s franchise business in Canada. Managing Owner Relations across Canada, Roz also works closely with the Canadian Development team, providing support and expertise on due diligence and ensuring operational excellence for the long-term. 

For the last 15 years, Roz has worked in Full Service Franchising; Owner Services Account Leadership and most recently led the Business Engagement and Service team in providing owner and franchise communications, initiative management, development marketing tools and Product Integrity leadership. Roz was responsible for creating Marriott’s Initiative Management framework, launched MI360 owner and franchisee communication vehicle, and led various strategic projects.  Roz also led the business relationships with Marriott’s largest Managed Owners, leading the Owner Advisory Council, created and chaired the Distribution Advisory Board, and other advisory boards.  Prior to her corporate roles, Roz spent several years working on-property in leadership roles in culinary, F&B, operations and Director of Catering at the New York Marquis.

Roz is a co-founded Marriott’s Women Supporting Women network, formed with the goal of clearing the path for women leadership across the hospitality industry.

Roz is a board member on the Hotel Association of Canada and WITTE.

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