Stephanie Linnartz is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Under Armour, one of the world’s leading athletic performance brands. Under Armour does business in more than 100 countries and has over 1,800 UA-branded stores around the world. The brand has partnerships with over 3,000 schools, universities, and clubs, and with some of the world’s most influential athletes. Stephanie is leading Under Armour through its next phase of growth centered on driving global brand heat, delivering elevated design and products, and growing sales globally.
Prior to joining Under Armour, Stephanie was the president of Marriott International, Inc., the world’s largest hospitality company with a portfolio of more than 8,500 properties across 138 countries and territories, 31 brands, including The Ritz-Carlton®, St. Regis®, Marriott Hotels®, W® Hotels, and Westin®, and the travel industry’s largest customer-loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy™, which has 180 million members.
In her role as President of Marriott International, she was responsible for developing and executing all aspects of the company’s global consumer strategy, including brand, operations, marketing, sales, revenue management, customer engagement, technology, emerging businesses, and loyalty strategies. She began her career at Marriott in 1997 as a financial analyst.
Stephanie has been recognized for her industry leadership. She was named as one of Fortune's 100 Most Powerful Women in Business of 2023. She was named to the Forbes CEO Next 2021 list of up-and-coming leaders set to revolutionize American business. She was honored by Brand Innovators as one of 2018’s Top 100 Women in Brand Marketing. In 2019, she joined Fast Company’s Impact Council and was profiled as one of CNN’s 2019 Risk Takers. In 2021, she joined the Fortune CEO Initiative, a forum of global corporate leaders committed to addressing major social problems as part of their core business strategies. She has been a speaker at the World Economic Forum and is a sought-after conference panelist at global industry events.
Stephanie is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in political science, holds an MBA from William & Mary, and has completed additional graduate studies at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Development. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Home Depot Inc., the world’s largest home improvement retailer, sits on the Board of Trustees for the College of the Holy Cross, she is also on the Board of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and is an Advisory Board member of both Fair Chance and the Teach the World Foundation. Stephanie is passionate about fitness and wellness, and resides in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two children.