JW Marriott Chicago has announced the appointment of Lisa Timbo to the role of general manager. Timbo, a Chicago native, has been in the industry for 30 years
Previously, she served as general manager at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center since 2010.
She has received numerous accolades throughout her career including being named the “General Manager of the Year – Host Hotels.” In 2012, she received Marriott’s Living the Vision Award and the Leadership Award from the Schaumburg Business Association. She is active in the Illinois Hotel Lodging Association and previously served as a chairperson.
“With Lisa’s outstanding breadth of experience, extensive Marriott knowledge and true business leadership, she is the right person to join the JW Marriott Chicago team,” says Rita Cuddihy, area vice president for Marriott International.
Timbo’s career with Marriott began in 1986, when she served as a hostess at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. She then landed positions at Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield, Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, Livonia Marriott, Dearborn Inn in Detroit, and Chicago Marriott O’Hare. She was promoted to her first general manager position in 2001 when she worked at Chicago Marriott O’Hare Suites. She was then promoted to Chicago Marriott Oak Brook’s general manager. In 2008, she was appointed to be the area general manager at Chicago Marriott O’Hare before joining Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center.