Tu Rinsche, Director, Social Impact, Marriott International

Tu Rinsche is responsible for global business and human rights issues and partnerships across a portfolio of thirty unique brands at Marriott International. As part of the Social Impact and Public Affairs group, she serves as the company’s human rights expert and co-Chairs Marriott’s internal Human Rights Council which aims to advance human rights within business policies and operations. Since joining Marriott in 2016, she has been able to develop from the ground-up a robust human rights program prioritizing the enhancement of internal policies, development of strategic external partnerships and implementation of innovative solutions that deliver positive impact for both business and community.

Previously at The Walt Disney Company, she developed and led a multi-million-dollar supply chain innovation fund that supports unique human rights initiatives. Prior to her work in the private sector, she served as the expert on global forced and child labor issues and programs for the Human Rights Bureau (DRL) at the U.S. Department of State. Tu started her career in public service with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Tu’s introduction into human rights began 20 years ago as a volunteer human rights teacher in Washington, D.C. with Amnesty International.

She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University and M.A. from Columbia University. Originally from Vietnam, Tu resides in the Washington, D.C. area.