Chairman and Officers

Meet Our 2018 IHLA Chairman, Tom Robertson
Tom Robertson is a Marriott icon with more than 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, all with Marriott hotels. He began his career at Marriott in 1973 and continued to work for the hotel chain while pursuing a degree in engineering at the University of Missouri. Upon graduation, Robertson continued to progress through the ranks as Director of Food and Beverage, Resident Manager, Director of Operations, and various General Manager roles from Dallas to Philadelphia. In 2013, he left his post as General Manager of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel to serve as General Manager at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile where he is today. Robertson continues to be recognized for his service to the industry and community. In 2006 and 2008, he was granted the General Manager of the Year Award by Renaissance Hotels & Resorts. In addition, he serves as Chairman of IHLA’s Board of Directors, chairs the Marriott Chicagoland Business Council, and is an active advisory board member for DePaul University Driehaus College of Business School of Hospitality Leadership and Roosevelt University Manfred Steinfeld School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Robertson currently lives in Barrington with his wife and two children. He enjoys coaching baseball and riding his motorcycle.