Carson Edwards Jr. is a Global Account Executive with Marriott International, Global Sales Team, North America.
In his current role, Carson leads and manages an account portfolio of approximately 80 key association accounts that generates approximately $75 million in revenue annually across Marriott’s Premium, Luxury and Select brands. In addition, Carson leads and manages a select number of strategic account partnership relationships within his portfolio that drive unique partnership alignments within Marriott’s core brands. Carson can be described as a creative and dynamic sales professional with a proven track record of sales production success which has resulted in profit maximization and greater market share across multiple sales segments.
Carson’s hospitality career spans more than 25 years, starting in hotel property operations across various lodging companies to his current role with Marriott International. He received his BBA from the Howard University School of Business and his MBA from the FW Olin School of Business at Babson College, as well as being a Certified Association Sales Executive (CASE). His core values include mentoring and continuing education as he recently completed his Digital Marketing Professional Certification (CDMP) from the Digital Marketing Institute. Carson is also an aspiring tech evangelist and he enjoys sharing how to incorporate technology best practice within the workplace as well as following his life-long passion in music as digital DJ. He is also an avid believer of mental and physical wellness and practices an active lifestyle with fitness bootcamps and charity races. Carson resides in the DC Metropolitan area with his wife, April and his two daughters Alicia and Chelsea. In his downtime he is an avid soccer Dad and supporter of youth sports. Carson has enjoyed several awards and achievements throughout his career and was recently recognized PCMA Foundation as the “2022 Supplier of the Year” and was recognized by Marriott International as 2022 Leadership Excellence Award Winner.