|This is where we let our trunk down a little and introduce some of our key personnel|
Darrell W. Marriott, MAS* - President/CET
Mr. Marriott is our founder, President, and CET (Chief Elephant Trainer). Mr. Marriott has been in the promotional products industry for over 20 years and has been involved in advertising for 30 years. Mr. Marriott holds a bachelors degree in marketing with a minor in sociology and a business master’s degree, both from the University of Utah. Mr. Marriott has completed three years of post-graduate study in research design, statistics, organizational behavior and cause related marketing.
Mr. Marriott started his first promotional products business in 1982 in Salt Lake City (Marriott Promotions) and says he’s having more fun and doing more creative work now than ever. Mr. Marriott has served in a variety of leadership positions within the promotional products industry. He continues to expand his knowledge of the promotional products industry through educational workshops and industry sponsored events, and is in the rare company of less than 1% of industry professionals certified as a Master Advertising Specialist*.
Mr. Marriott is a published author and frequent speaker on a variety of topics. He is available for industry, and community presentations on seventeen different topics. In addition to industry seminars, Mr. Marriott teaches bachelors and masters level marketing and entrepreneurship classes at local colleges and universities, and is a frequent guest lecturer in small business development seminars for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
When not working, Mr. Marriott enjoys writing, camping, fishing and travel.