(BETHESDA, Md.) — Mitt Romney is heading back to work.
Marriot International announced today that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee will rejoin its board of directors after a nearly two-year hiatus.
Romney previously served on the hotel chain’s board from 1993 to 2002, and then again from 2009 to January 2011, as he readied for his second presidential campaign.
J.W. Marriot, Jr., the corporation’s top chairman, expressed as much confidence in Romney the businessman as he had in Romney the candidate, for whom he was a strong supporter and fundraiser.
“We are delighted that Gov. Romney has agreed to rejoin our board, on which he has served with distinction twice before,” Marriot said in a statement. “We will benefit from his tremendous energy and capability to guide long-term success in an increasingly complex business environment.”
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