Associate Director of Sustainability – Global Citizenship at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Kirby Brendsel is an Associate Director of Sustainability – Global Citizenship at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., where he supports the strategy, integration and management of Starwood’s sustainability program into its ten brands and three global divisions (over 1,200 hotels in 100 countries) including development, implementation and global reporting of Starwood’s sustainability goals, policies and programs. He works collaboratively with the Global Citizenship (GC) community programs/Starwood Foundation team on CSR strategy and reporting. Prior to Starwood, Mr. Brendsel spent nine years at Deloitte Consulting where he assisted in the creation of Deloitte’s Federal Sustainability practice. His career has focused on Strategy & Operations, Energy & Resources and Sustainability, and his background has encompassed business process improvement, shared services, supply chain, marketing, strategy, information management, e-business, leadership development, training, as well as personnel and project management. His experience includes work in public and private sectors, Alternative Energy, Engineering, Finance, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Sustainability, and Transportation. Mr. Brendsel’s other past roles include active duty service as a Military Intelligence Corps Major in the U.S. Army.