Former Marriott International CEO J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr. and Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis appear.
Guests: J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr., former CEO of Marriott International; Ramsey Lewis, multi Grammy Award-winning Jazz pianist and composer. On this very special episode, we take a look at two gentlemen who have pursued their passions for decades. We spotlight the life of Bill Marriott Jr., who after forty years as CEO of Marriott International, recently stepped down from the role held only by himself and his father. Mr. Marriott was instrumental in turning the Marriott family business from a small restaurant chain to one of the most recognizable names in the lodging industry. Also on our show, we take a look at the life of multi-Grammy award-winning Jazz pianist and composer, Ramsey Lewis. The legendary Mr. Lewis shares with Lark McCarthy what his life has been like since striking it big with his cover of Dobie Gray's, "The In-Crowd," in 1965. Mr. Lewis has devoted his life not only to Jazz, but also to educating and inspiring youth in Chicago through the Ravinia Jazz Mentorship program. A refreshing look that proves that growing older does not mean fading into obscurity.