Mr. McCarthy has served as the Chairman of HDP since March of 2014. From 1975 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. McCarthy worked for Marriott International, where he served in a variety of leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Northeast Region from 1995 to 2000; Executive Vice President, Operations from 2000 to 2002; President, North America from 2003 to 2009; Group President from 2009 to 2011, and Chief Operations Officer from March 2012 until February 2014. Mr. McCarthy is a director of Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc., where he serves on the audit and compensation committees, and leads the regulatory and compliance oversight committee.
Mr. McCarthy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Villanova University, where he is also a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. McCarthy is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Mr. McCarthy served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, the Dean’s Advisory Board at Villanova University School of Business and as a founding board member, as well as Chairman, of Avendra, LLC, the procurement company serving the hospitality industry.