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Rena Hozore Reiss

Rena Hozore Reiss

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Chicago, IL, USA

Rena Hozore Reiss has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Hyatt Hotels Corporation since August 2010. In this role, Ms. Reiss leads a 45+ person worldwide team of attorneys, paralegals and assistants supporting all facets of Hyatt's business, including worldwide development, compliance and governance, operations, litigation, sales and marketing, intellectual property, risk management and information technology. She is a member of Hyatt's Executive Committee. In addition, she serves as Corporate Secretary for Hyatt Hotels Corporation and a number of subsidiary companies. In October 2012, Ms. Reiss assumed leadership of the Company's Corporate Transactions Group and Risk Management function.

Ms. Reiss joined Hyatt after spending 10 years at Marriott International, Inc. She held several positions in the Marriott Law Department, including Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel; in this role, she led a 17-person legal team supporting Marriott's development efforts for managed hotels, resorts, branded residences and mixed-use developments throughout the Americas, as well as acquisition and development of the company's corporate-owned hotel projects.

Prior to entering the hospitality industry, Ms. Reiss practiced law at Thomson Muraro Razook & Hart in Miami, Florida, served as an Associate General Counsel for The Miami Herald Publishing Company, and was a partner at Counts & Kanne, Chartered, in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Reiss has been profiled in The National Law Journal, Diversity and the Bar, the Chicago Law Bulletin and in Diversity Journal, which named her a "Woman Worth Watching" in 2011.  She is a member of The Chicago Network, the Princeton Club of Chicago Alumni Schools Committee, and the Georgetown University Hospitality Law Advisory Board.

Ms. Reiss is a member of the Florida, District of Columbia and Illinois Bars. She received her A.B. from Princeton University, magna cum laude, in 1981 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1986. She and her husband Steve, a journalist, have two children. 


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