Mariangela Battista is vice president, Organizational Culture and Effectiveness for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Worldwide Inc. In her role she is responsible for strategic oversight in the areas of Internal Communication, Organizational Measurement, Community Affairs and People Programs including mentoring, recognition and ethics and compliance. During her career at Starwood, Mariangela has been responsible for the design and implementation of Human Resources processes and systems, including competency modeling, performance management, leadership development and coaching, succession planning, engagement surveys, change management and the Starwood Associate Relief Fund.
In her 15 year career, Mariangela has also been part of the Human Resources function of the Pepsi Bottling Group, American Express and IBM.
Mariangela earned a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the City University of New York. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.