Ed Fuller is a hospitality industry leader, educator, and best-selling author of the international Top 20 bestselling business book, You Can’t Lead with Your Feet on the Desk, published by Wiley. He is President of the Irvine, California-based Laguna Strategic Advisors, a global consortium that provides business consulting services to corporations and governments. Fuller is also Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigators National Academy Associates Foundation Board (FBINAA).
His 40-year career in the industry was capped by his role as President & Managing Director of Marriott International for 22 years. As worldwide chief, he directed and administered corporate expansion by 551 hotels in 73 countries and eight billion dollars in sales. During that time he oversaw the creation of Marriott International’s Global Security Strategy. Ed Fuller served as a Captain in the US Army in Germany and Vietnam and was decorated with a Bronze Star and Army Commendation medals.