Officers and Board of Directors
|Raymond L. “Rip” Gellein, Jr.|
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Raymond L. “Rip” Gellein Jr., is chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer for Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Previously, he was president of the Global Development Group for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and before that, he was the director, chairman and chief executive officer of Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. Gellein also served as chairman and co-chief executive officer of Vistana, Inc.
Gellein serves on the Board of Directors of Marriott Vacations Worldwide, the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and the Mind and Life Institute. He previously was the chairman of ARDA and served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter of Junior Achievement and the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.
Gellein received a bachelor of arts in psychology from Denison University, as well as a master’s of business administration in finance, accounting and marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.