Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander

Erika L. Alexander is currently Regional Vice President, Market Management, for Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee. In this role, Erika oversees full-service Marriott, JW Marriott and Marriott Conference Center hotels that are managed by Marriott International, Inc. During her 19 years with Marriott, Erika has held a variety of positions in hotel sales and operations including Account Manager, Director of Sales, and General Manager of Residence Inn hotels in Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Erika also spent five years in Brand Management at Marriott International, Inc. headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. As a Brand Director for Residence Inn by Marriott, Erika was involved in the launch of TownePlace Suites by Marriott, the company’s newest extended stay brand. Erika subsequently held the positions of Brand Director and Brand Vice President for TownePlace Suites prior to transitioning back into market operations as Director of Operations at the J.W. Marriott Hotel Lenox in Atlanta, Area General Manager at the Atlanta Marriott Suites in Midtown and Area General Manager for the Memphis Marriott Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee. In her prior position, Erika was Regional Vice President for Select and Extended Stay hotels. In this role, Erika was responsible for over 175 Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites hotels that are managed by Marriott International and located throughout the Central Region.

Erika has a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from George Mason University. She was a 2002 International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellow and is a new member of the Tennessee Women’s Forum. Erika sat on the Board of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau and, in her previous role, was selected as the Tennessee Hotel and Lodging Association General Manager of the Year. Erika and her teams have received several awards in areas of sales, finance and leadership excellence. She currently resides in Atlanta with her husband, Tracy Barbour, and their dog, Max.