Knowland Hires Brian Marriott as Communications Director

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Former White House Appointee comes to Knowland with 15 years of experience

Brian's extensive experience with government and corporate communications will serve Knowland well as we continue to grow and offer clients more innovative solutions for business development in hotel group sales.

The Knowland Group, a leading provider of business development solutions for the global hospitality industry, has recently hired Brian Marriott as Director of Communications. Marriott will lead the communications department in developing and implementing strategies to promote Knowland’s innovative collection of professional business development software, services, and methodologies.

Marriott joins Knowland with 15 years of experience in media relations, press advance, and strategic communications. In 2000, he was named political director of the statewide campaign for Bush/Cheney in Missouri. He subsequently was appointed to the Department of Agriculture and the Federal Communications Commission in 2001. He served as special assistant for media relations to Michael Powell, Chairman of the FCC. In this role he led the commission’s public affairs program, including relations with the public, press, Congress, and other government agencies.

“We are very pleased to have Brian head our communications department,” said Knowland Group CEO Michael K. McKean. “His extensive experience with government and corporate communications will serve Knowland well as we continue to grow and offer clients more innovative solutions for business development in hotel group sales.”

For 8 years, Marriott led press and staff advance logistics for the White House. He later was the national director for publicity and media relations for AARP, acting as one of their national spokesperson. Most recently, Marriott was an associate at the DC consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led major client campaigns in communications planning, public affairs, high-impact story placement and crisis communications.

Marriott, who is a musician in his spare time, enjoys traveling, golf, and going on tour with the Rolling Stones.

About The Knowland Group
The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive marketing products and services that streamline and support event and group sales in the hospitality industry. The company, headquartered in Salisbury, MD, serves over 100 markets within the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. Recently featured on the Inc. Fast 500 List, The Knowland Group is the second fastest growing company in the travel industry. For more information, visit http://www.KnowlandGroup.com, call 410-860-2270 or follow us on Twitter @knowlandgroup.

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